Heavenly Hummus

Heavenly Hummus

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hr
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Serving: Serves 4

A staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, hummus is a thick and rich spread that can also be used as a dip. Enjoy with toasted Arabic pita bread wedges or even slather on a turkey sandwich as a change of pace.


  • 1-1/4 cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • sprig of parsley


  1. In a large saucepan, place the drained chickpeas and fill with water; add the bouquet garni and the onion and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down heat and simmer for 1-3/4 to 2 hours, or until tender.
  2. Drain the chickpeas, reserving a 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Discard the onion and the bouquet garni.
  3. In a food processor, add the garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and the cooked chickpeas. Process the mixture to a smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. If hummus is too thick, add one tablespoon at a time of the reserved cooking water until desired consistency. Empty into serving bowl and garnish with parsley.


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