Chickpea Spread with Sesame Seed Paste: Hummus bi Tahina

TOTAL TIME: 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: --
YIELD: about 2 cups
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ingredients

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more, for drizzling
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • Fresh pita bread
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      Directions

      In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini paste, and garlic. Process until smooth. With the machine running, add 1/4 cup olive oil, a little at a time. Season with salt and pepper.

      Spoon the hummus in the center of a large platter. Drizzle the hummus with olive oil. Arrange the black olives and fresh pita bread around the hummus.

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