Hummus bi Tahini
A traditional snack from the Middle East. It can be made as spicy as desired by adjusting the amount of red pepper.Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 lb (450 g) chick peas, cooked (reserve 1/2 of cooking water)
- lemon juice (from 1 – 2 lemons)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 oz (170 g) sesame paste (tahini)
- 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil
- cayenne pepper to taste
- 1 – 2 tsp mint, dried
Put garlic, salt and half the lemon juice into blender and blend briefly.
Blend a handful of chickpeas, add more at intervals. As the paste thickens add more lemon juice, olive oil and the reserved water.
Spoon into a dish. Pour a little olive oil over top and sprinkle with pepper. Serve with pita bread as a snack or dip.