FROM THE KITCHEN OF: Dave Lieberman (adapted slightly)
TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes
MAKES: 2 cups
Is it possible to make hummus without one of its’ main ingredients…tahini? YES! It is possible and just as delicious. I’d love to take credit for this dish, but it’s a recipe from Dave Lieberman with some minor changes along the way. We made this hummus for my birthday/beer tasting party this past weekend for the very first time. We decided we probably should feed our guests since there would be a lot of beer consumption, so we decided to made some good snacks including hummus from scratch. By the end of the night, the hummus was devoured! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to take step-by-step photos since things were a little crazy that day, but this recipe is SO easy that you probably don’t need it!
2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed, plus more for garnish
1 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dark Asian sesame oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
12 to 15 grinds black pepper
1/3 cup water
Paprika, for garnish
2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
5 pita breads cut into triangles
1 bag of pita chips
1 cup of feta cheese
1 large cucumber, sliced into rounds
1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved and seasoned with olive oil, salt + pepper
1. Blend all the ingredients. In a blender, add the chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, sesame oil, cumin and water. Blend until the texture is smooth. Blending the ingredients together took some time. You’ll need to continuously pulse and push down the mixture to get everything nicely combined. You’ll definitely need to drizzle a few more tablespoons of olive oil and a touch of water too. This will help move the process along.
2. Place in a bowl & serve. Scoop the hummus into a nice serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and garnish with chopped parsley. Along with the hummus, serve with pita bread and pita chips, cucumber slices, grape tomatoes and feta. But you can certainly serve it with any of your favorite condiments! Enjoy!
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