Heavenly Hummus

Recipe by Alskann
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 3 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a food processor, puree the chickpees, tahini, 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice and garlic until smooth, adding a little of the reserved liquid if the mixture seems too thick; It will be slightly grainy.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a shallow bowl or plate.
  • Combine the paprika and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, drizzle the mixture over the top, and garnish with chipped parsley, if desired.
  • Serve with pita bread triangles (I like "Recipe #179799" with parmesan cheese), cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped kalamata olives. Chopped sun-dried tomatoes are a good addition also.
  • *HOMEMADE TAHINI PASTE:
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds.
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/2 cup tepid water.
  • Blend sesame seeds in a blender and grind until smooth.
  • Add sesame oil, salt, and then slowly add 1/4 cup of water while blending.
  • Blend until completely smooth.
  • Makes 1 cup tahini paste.
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