Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hummus And Tahini Dip

This is a popular dish in the Middle East; more frequently used as a dip. This goes well with Pitta bread.

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 a cup of Tahini
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley; minced well
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Soak the peas for 12 hours. Boil well. Keep aside a few for garnishing. Blend the chickpeas with salt, pepper, tahini, garlic and half of the chopped parsley. Add lemon juice. This paste should be thick and very smooth. Pour it into a dish with olive oil. Garnish with the remaining chickpea and parsley.


  1. Yum! I have always wanted to make this, yet I just find myself at a restaurant getting my "fix" of this yummy food. I would love for you to share it with us at Kids in the Kitchen link up. We are trying to encourage kids to help momma in the kitchen and family friendly recipes are very much loved! The link is:
    Thanks so much! Blessings, Carrie

  2. We love hummus. My 4 year old eats it by the spoonful. :) Your recipe looks good. I like the addition of chili powder.


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