Hummus With Tahini


This velvety dip is a classic—we like it garnished with pickles and served with plenty of toasted pita chips.

This velvety dip takes its signature flavor from tahini, a nutty-tasting sauce of crushed sesame seeds.

MAKES 4 CUPS

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1⁄4 cups plus 3 1⁄2 tbsp. tahini, preferably Achva brand
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1⁄8 tsp. sumac or paprika, for garnish
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
  • Sliced pickles, for garnish
  • Pita, for serving
  • 5 oz. dried chickpeas

Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas with 6 cups cold water and stir in baking soda; cover and let soak overnight. Drain chickpeas, transfer to a 2-qt. saucepan, and cover with 6 cups fresh water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until very tender, 40-50 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let cool slightly.
Drain chickpeas, reserving cooking liquid. To the bowl of a food processor, add chickpeas and 5 cloves garlic and process for 2 minutes. Add 3⁄4 cup of the cooking liquid, along with 1 1⁄4 cups tahini, 1⁄2 cup lemon juice, and 2 tbsp. olive oil; season with salt. Process, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl, until the mixture is very smooth, about 8 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until flavors have melded, about 4 hours.

Bring hummus to room temperature. Finely chop the remaining clove of garlic and sprinkle with salt. Using the side of a knife, scrape the garlic against the work surface while chopping occasionally to make a paste; set aside. In a small bowl whisk together the remaining tahini, lemon juice, 3 1⁄2 tbsp. ice water, and the garlic paste until the mixture is creamy; season with salt and set aside.

To serve, place hummus in a bowl and make a small indentation in the middle using the back of a spoon. Pour the reserved tahini mixture into the indentation and garnish hummus with olive oil, sumac or paprika, parsley, and pickles. Serve with pita.

Saveur

Facebook Comments
Previous 19 Signs Your Thyroid Isn't Working Right
Next 10 Things You Could Do To Burn More Calories