Tahini Hummus


Cooking time: 12 minutes
Prep time: About 10 minutes

Makes: 1 1/2 cups




Directions for Tahini

  1. Heat sesame seeds in skillet at moderate heat.
  2. Stir constantly about 5 minutes until seeds are brown but not burnt. Cool.
  3. Add olive oil and use immersion blender to make a smooth paste.

    Directions for Hummus

  5. Drain and save liquid from garbanzo beans.
  6. Pour lemon juice, chopped garlic and seasoning into food blender.
  7. Turn on blender and slowly add garbanzo beans. Stop periodically to push beans down.
  8. Add in about 1/2 cup of juice drained from beans to get smooth consistency.
  9. Blend in 1/2 of the tahini. Save the rest for another recipe. It can be frozen.

Good served as a dip with chips or raw vegetables. Also good spread on crackers or pita bread.


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