Hummus With Toasted Pita Recipe

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Difficulty LevelVery EasyCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Tahini1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Sesame Paste)
 Olive oil1 Teaspoon
 Fresh lemon juice1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Warm water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
 Canned chickpeas16 Ounce, drained, rinsed with cold water, drained again
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Toasted pita bread4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1525 Calories from Fat 389

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2803.9 mg116.8%

Total Carbohydrates 234 g78%

Dietary Fiber 28 g111.9%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 52 g104%

Vitamin A 3.2% Vitamin C 101.1%

Calcium 43.2% Iron 67.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Process tahini, lemon juice, 1/3 cup water, and garlic in food processor or blender until smooth.
With food processor running, gradually add chick peas, salt, and pepper, processing until mixture is a very thick paste.
(If using a blender, add chick peas in 1/4 cup batches.) The hummus will continue to thicken in the refrigerator, so if it seems too thick add more water and process again.
Place hummus in a covered container and refrigerate for up to a week; it can also be frozen.
Before serving, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
Serve with toasted pita wedges.