Simple Spicy Hummus

By ali eletre

Ingredients
  • Ingredients

  • • 16 ounces garbanzo beans (or 1 15-ounce can)

  • •1/3 cup sesame tahini

  • •1/4 cup olive oil

  • •1/4 cup warm water

  • •1 1/2 lemons, juice of

  • •1 raw garlic clove

  • •1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

  • •2-3 teaspoons hot chili oil

  • •1/8 teaspoon ground pepper (optional)

Directions
  1. Directions

  2. 1- Combine tahini, olive oil and garlic in food processor or blender. Blend until pureed.

  3. 2- Add remaining ingredients, blend until smooth and creamy consistency.

  4. 3- Serve at room temperature, with pita bread, on crackers, as a sandwich spread, or as a dip for raw vegetables. Store in refrigerator. It will keep for up to 2 weeks.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
10

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9 replies

apanda
apanda 2009-07-22 09:49:12 -0500 Report

Think peanut butter, only made with sesame seeds. To make tahini, sesame seeds are soaked in water for a day, then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. The crushed seeds are put into salted water, where the bran sinks, but the kernels float and are skimmed off the surface. They are toasted, then ground to produce their oily paste. There are two types of tahini, light and dark, and the light ivory version is considered to have both the best flavor and texture

apanda
apanda 2009-07-07 15:13:46 -0500 Report

I am going to try each recipe and decide which is my favorite. Thanks for posting so many choices.

apanda
apanda 2009-07-07 15:11:16 -0500 Report

These all sound good, and I know that hummus is a very healthy dip/spread. Thanks for posting these recipes.