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Hummus - Chickpea Purée

posted on: Dec 8, 2014

Hummus - Chickpea Purée

Perhaps the most popular Arab appetizer is hummus. It can be eaten with any meat, vegetables, and bread for a filling snack.


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Place chickpeas, water, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cayenne in a blender; then blend into thick paste. (If a thinner consistency is desired, add more water.) Place in a shallow platter and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, decorate with parsley; then sprinkle with oil.