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I thought I would add my version of hummus. This is a very flavorful, easy to make recipe when you have a blender or food processor.

Hummus is a Middle-Eastern appetizer. Serve with Pita bread (traditional) or crackers.

If you like it a bit more tangy, add more lemon juice.

Tahini is ground sesame seeds. It has a somewhat bitter flavor. You can also adjust according to taste.


  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 Tbsp Tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon (about 2Tbsp)
  • 1 Glove of garlic
  • Salt and ground red pepper to taste


  • Drain chickpeas, saving the liquid.
  • Put chickpeas, olive oil, Tahini,lemon juice and garlic in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Add a little of the reserved liquid until it is a little thicker than mayonnaise.
  • Add salt. Spread on a plate. Sprinkle on red pepper and pour a couple of tablespoons of oil over the dish.

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