Hummus Bi Tahina Recipe

Hummus Bi Tahina
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Cooking Time1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Dried chick peas5 Ounce (150 Grams Or 3/4 Cup)
 Lemon juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Juice Of 2 Lemons)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), sliced
 Olive oil30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
 Cayenne pepper1 Pinch
 Tahini paste1⁄4 Pint (2/3 Cup Or 150 Milliliter)
 Salt To Taste
 Ground black pepper To Taste
 Cayenne pepper1 Teaspoon (For Sprinkling)
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon (For Sprinkling)
 Flat leaf parsley1 Tablespoon (For Garnishing)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 445 Calories from Fat 262

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 149.3 mg6.2%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 8.9 g35.5%

Sugars 6.4 g

Protein 15 g30.9%

Vitamin A 18.6% Vitamin C 25.6%

Calcium 17.3% Iron 26.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Put the chick-peas in a bowl with plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight.
2. Drain the chick-peas and cover with fresh water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 1 hour until soft. Drain.
3. Process me chick-peas in a food processor to a smooth puree. Add the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, cayenne pepper and tahini and blend until creamy, scraping the mixture down from the sides of the bowl.
4. Season the puree with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with oil and cayenne pepper and serve garnished with a few parsley sprigs.