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Scooping a bit of Middle Eastern Hummus
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Middle Eastern Hummus Recipe

A creamy, nutty dip made of cooked chickpeas, tahini and garlic. Perfect for parties, potlucks or eating on a Tuesday night.
Course Starters
Cuisine Middle Eastern/Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked chickpeas or 15 oz can chickpeas drained and peeled
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 3 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp Middle Eastern Spice Blend link in post
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • paprika to garnish
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  • In your food processor, pulse together the chickpeas until smooth. Scrape down your bowl and blade.
  • Add the lemon juice and tahini and pulse for 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and blade and pulse for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, olive oil, spice blend and 1 tsp of salt to the mix and pulse for 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and blade and blend for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Spoon onto a serving dish and, using the back of a large spoon, create a "moat" along the inside of your pile of hummus (about an inch from the outside rim).
  • Drizzle olive oil around the surface of the hummus and sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
  • Serve with pita bread or crudite of vegetables and enjoy!

Notes

30 minute rest time allows the flavors to marry.