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Middle Eastern Hummus

Updated February 23, 2016
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Creamy and rich with chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil, this dip can be made in just about ten minutes. We like to surround the dip with cumin-and cayenne-scented Indian-Spiced Cashews. Serve with Pita Crackers and an assortment of good olives. The Eggplant “Caviar” with Tomato-Mint Salad is also delicious served with this hummus.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

OccasionBuffet, Cocktail Party

Recipe Courseantipasto/mezze

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipmentfood processor

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecreamy, garlicky, tangy

Type of Dishdip/spread

Ingredients

  • One 20-ounce can chickpeas, drained, rinsed in cold water, and drained again
  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, chopped
  • Dash of ground cumin
  • Dash of cayenne pepper, plus some for garnish
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ to 1 cup Indian-Spiced Cashews, coarsely chopped

Instructions

In the container of a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, tahini, oil, ¼ cup water, the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth. The texture should be thick but creamy. Add more water if needed; season to taste with the cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Place the hummus in a low, wide serving bowl.

Surround the hummus with a thin circle of the chopped spiced nuts. Sprinkle a very light dusting of cayenne in the center.

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