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Classic Hummus


  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 2 15-oz cans of chickpeas, drained 
  • 2/3 cup of roasted tahini 
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt 


In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process until smooth. Scoop into a serving dish and sprinkle top with paprika. Use the hummus on your sandwiches or as a dip with pita and vegetables!


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  1. Carolyn
    Astra7, I have been looking for a good recipe for hummus. What is Tahini? Is it easily obtainable in the United States, like at a Walmart or similar grocery store?
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    1. astra7
      Tahini or sesame paste is a paste of ground sesame seeds used in cooking. You can purchase Tahini from the following places: bakers-box-inc. Covitality eBay Kevala My Random Store Organic Needs Sears Swanson Health Products The Flaxseed Store The Pennsylvania Flip Walmart Also check your local world grocery store.
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      1. Carolyn
        Thanks Astra7! We do not have a world grocery store here! There is one about an hour and 15 minutes away! Voted!
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  2. Akanksha
    Same question..I didn't know what is Tahini.. looks like a tasty dip..Thanks for sharing Astra7!
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