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Hummus With Tahini

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:


4 Servings


About the Recipe


  • 1 (16-ounce) can of chickpeas

  • 1/4 cup liquid from the can of chickpeas

  • 3 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice, depending on taste

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Handful of fresh parsley leaves, optional garnish


Step 1

Gather the ingredients.

Step 2

Drain the chickpeas and set aside the liquid from the can. Combine the drained chickpeas, lemon juice, sesame paste, crushed garlic, and salt in a blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid from the chickpeas. Blend for 3 to 5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Step 3

Place in a serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.

Add a small amount (1 to 2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).

Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.


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