Hoummus B'Tahini Recipe

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Summary

Cooking Time1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMethod

Ingredients

 Chickpeas1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt2 Teaspoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm)
 Tahini3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Lemon juice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2264 Calories from Fat 996

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 119 g183.1%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4017.3 mg167.4%

Total Carbohydrates 237 g78.9%

Dietary Fiber 61.8 g247.3%

Sugars 35.1 g

Protein 92 g184.2%

Vitamin A 7.1% Vitamin C 132%

Calcium 61.2% Iron 152%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Drain the soaked chick peas, place in a pot and add three times their amount of water.
Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to the boil.
Boil vigorously for about 10 minutes, turn the heat down, cover the saucepan and simmer until the chick peas are very soft for approx 1 hour.
Drain liquid off and reserve.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the whole, cooked chick peas for garnish.
Puree the remainder of the peas by pressing through a sieve or placing in blender.
Crush the garlic with the remaining teaspoon of salt.
Beat or blend it into the puree.
Slowly beat in the tahini and lemon juice alternately.
Blend in a little of the reserved liquid to make the mixture a thick creamy consistency.
Adjust salt and lemon to taste.
Serve on a platter garnished with a pinch of cayenne pepper, parsley and the reserved chick peas. Makes 3 cups
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