Sitto Lori's Hummus

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Serves 2-3 cups | Prep Time 12 hours | Cook Time 1 hour

Why I Love This Recipe

Sitto Lori gave me this recipe before I was even married to Michael so that we could make it and bring it to Thanksgiving. We must have done something right, because we are now the hummus makers of the family for gatherings we are attending. This came from memory, so you really do have to just taste it and add lemons/salt until it tastes just right.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup dried chickpeas
1/2 cup tahini
1 clove garlic
2-3 lemons
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda


Soak dried chickpeas overnight with a teaspoon of baking soda. Drain and rinse the next day.

Place chickpeas in cold water and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Start a 45 minute timer when chickpeas are placed into the cold water. Chickpeas should be soft but not mushy when done. Reserve all cooking liquid when draining the chickpeas.

Let chickpeas and cooking liquid cool to room temperature.

Put chickpeas, garlic, tahini, 1 cup of cooking liquid, salt and juice of 1 lemon in a food processor. Blend all ingredients; it will be very thick. Taste and then thin with more lemon (most likely will need 1-2 more depending on how juicy and/or large the lemons are) or cooking liquid depending on taste. Taste again and add salt if needed.

Pairs Well With

Arabic Bread, Persian Cucumbers

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