Ever since we visited the middle east last year, we’ve been Hummus addicts. Instead of trying to find the best hummus around town (mostly unsuccessful) we decided to make our own. It turned out to be very good and extremely satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dry chickpeas soaked in water overnight  (alternatively, you can get a can of chickpeas, but the dry chickpeas are better).
  • 1 cloves of garlic (optional)
  • 1/3rd cub tahini (available at most local middle eastern and/or major grocery stores)
  • 1/4th tea spoon salt
  • 1/4th tea spoon paprika
  • pinch of  black pepper powder
  • 1/4th tea spoon lemon juice (optional)
  • Za’ataar (optional)
  • 1 tea spoon of olive oil

Method:

  1. Boil the chickpeas until they are soft.
  2. Save a few boiled beans on the side.
  3. Crush the garlic cloves in a blender.
  4. Add a few chickpeas and crush them.
  5. Add the tahini and the rest of the chickpeas, black pepper powder, paprika, salt,  olive oil and lemon juice.
  6. Blend until desired consistency is received. If required, add a little bit of water and blend.
  7. Transfer the contents from the blender to a serving bowl and garnish with the beans that were set aside and some olive oil and paprika and/or za’ataar.

Serve with warm pita bread!

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