Tuesday, October 9, 2012

201. Hummus Tahina Express

Hummus is an Arab spread or dip made from cooked chickpeas pureed with some basic ingredients like lemon juice and tahini. It is a dish so very rich in  nutritional value, and satisfying as well.
I named this recipe hummus tahini express because it uses canned chickpeas, rather than soaking and cooking your own  chickpeas which would take hours.

Served with or without olive oil (depending if you want to exclude the extra fat), and some warm fresh or crispy pita bread on the side, hummus has made a name for itself across the world.


1 can chickpeas
1 lemon, juice
1 Tbsp tahini
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 clove garlic, optional
paprika and olive oil to serve


Rinse and drain the chickpeas, place in a food processor.
Add the tahini, lemon juice, salt, chili and, if using, the crushed garlic.
Process until smooth or slightly textured consistency achieved.
Serve decorated with paprika, olive oil (optional), and warm pita bread on the side.

 صحة و عافية


Kayte said...

I find that omitting the fresh garlic clove provides a milder and more delectable flavour, since the garlic gives a sharp taste to the hummus.

Maryam Mohammed said...

True, something to keep in mind. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Made this a few days ago. Delicious, fast and easy. Thanks!

Maryam Mohammed said...

You're welcome!