Hummus is an ancient and traditional dish from the Arab culture. It is a kind of pâté made with chickpeas and a few simple ingredients. The only exotic ingredient is tahini, a sesame seed paste, but one that you can already find relatively easily in the supermarkets in the eastern food section.
- 1 small can (400 g) cooked chickpeas (approximately 260 g of grain)
- 2 teaspoons tahini
- 1 clove garlic peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + a little extra to drizzle in the end
- Spices (cumin, cayenne, paprika) optional
- Fresh herbs (microvegetables, sprouts, parsley, coriander) optional
- Sesame seeds optional
- Strain the chickpeas, being careful to reserve the liquid. Wash the chickpeas under running water and place them in the food processor.
- Add the tahini, clove of garlic, salt, lemon juice and 4 tablespoons of the liquid reserved from the chickpeas can. Turn on the processor and pour in the olive oil while mixing all the ingredients.
- When the paste is homogeneous and all ingredients well mixed, pour into a serving bowl. Season with a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with sesame seeds, spices and fresh herbs, if using.
Tahini is a paste made of sesame seeds. It can be found in supermarkets, in the oriental or asian ingredients section.
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