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Recipe Description
great for dip or spread, very versatile and adjustable
to your personal taste.​
Preparation Steps:
put everything in a blender or food processor and
puree to desired consistency.​
Level of Difficulty:
Time Needed:
10 minutes​
1 can canned
chickpeas (or 1 1/2
cup cooked from
2/3 cup tahini paste
5 tablespoons olive
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon fresh
parsley, chopped
1 1/2 to 2 cups​
If it's too thick, you can add more oil or if watching
your fat intake, some water.
You can also increase any quantity of anything at
anytime if it is not quite like you like it (example: 2
or 3 cloves of garlic or more paprika)

you can also add:

1/2 teaspoon of each ground cumin and coriander
(my favorite)

roasted red peppers

add cayenne for a kick

roast the garlic prior to add to the blender also is a
good twist...

anything that you may think of is totally doable!​

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I just made hummus last week. I googled hummus & found lots of recipes. I had no idea what tahini paste was..but found it @ my home store-costing more than $7 a bottle. I thot that was too expensive...? Anyway's, in one recipe it said I could substitute peanut butter for it & I did. Turned out good & will make it again. But will try to find tahini paste @ Walmart. Maybe it will be cheaper there. I've copied your recipe. Thanks! :)

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Sounds like a good classic hummus recipe to me - love your suggestions for add ons too!! Mahalo!!

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I make hummus all the time and I leave the tahini out. :) Still yummy.
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if i am at work and need to have good breath i leave the garlic out. it's good on whole wheat rolls.

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Discussion Starter #6
yeah, the tahini is a bit pricey but it keeps really well (i keep mine in the fridge and so far it has been just over a year heheheh) and goes a long way. I paid over $6 for the jar but i will have a dozen batches out of it at least.
For the hardcore DIYers, tahini is to sesame seed as peanut butter is to peanuts, nothing more, nothing less. So you could process sesame seeds until it forms a paste and you're all set.
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