Homemade Lebanese Hummus

It is super easy to make, tasty, healthy and requires just a few simple ingredients. The unique flavor of hummus comes from tahini, a sesame seed paste.

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Recipe 

INGREDIENTS 

A. For Tahini Paste
½ cup sesame seeds 
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
B. For Hummas
3 tbsp Tahini paste 
1½ cups chickpeas, soaked overnight 
¼ cup olive oil 
2-3 cloves of garlic
1½ tbsp lemon juice 
Salt to taste 
1 tbsp water
C. For Garnishing 
Paprika
Roasted Parsley 

METHOD 

1. For Tahini Paste, in a pan, roast sesame seeds until they become fragrant & changes colour. Don’t over brown them. Let it cool.

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2. In a blender, add the roasted sesame seeds & olive oil. Blend it into a very smooth creamy paste. Keep aside. 

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3. Discard the water of soaked chickpeas & rinse them again in fresh water.

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4. For boiling, in a pressure cooker add the chickpeas and enough water to soak them. Cook on high flame till 4 whistles and then on low flame for 30-35 minutes.

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5. Drain all the excess water and set aside.

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6. In a food processor, combine the boiled and drained chickpeas, olive oil along with , garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini paste, salt & water. Blend well.

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7. Keep scraping down the sides and blend again so that it becomes creamy and smooth.
Garnish with paprika and roasted parsley.

Serve with baked pita bread, falafel and baba ganoush.

**Falafel Recipe —> (Falafel)
**Baba Ganoush Recipe —> (Baba Ganoush)

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