1 – 16 oz can of chickpeas (about 2 cups) rinsed
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sprinkling of hot or sweet paprika
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
Add the rinsed chickpeas to a food processor or blender and add the lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin and salt. Puree until smooth adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of water as needed to obtain a soft, creamy consistency. Remove to a serving bowl and garnish with olive oil, paprika and fresh parsley. Serve with warm pita bread.
Hummus is a Middle Eastern chickpea and sesame dip. In Egypt, it is flavored with cumin. You can also add other flavorings such as fresh parsley & scallions or sun dried tomatoes.
Recipe from the Joy of Cooking.