Chickpea Spread with Sesame Seed Paste: Hummus bi Tahina

  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: about 2 cups
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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


Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup kalamata olives, pitted

Fresh pita bread


  1. 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.
  2. 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.