Tahini-Free Hummus

I got this recipe from a friend at church. She adds sesame seeds instead of tahini (sesame seed paste), which can be expensive. I changed the spice amounts a little and you can do the same to get the flavor you want.


2 (15 oz) cans garbanzo beans (or chick peas), drained (save the liquid)
4-5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground cumin (missing from picture. Oops.)
1/2 tsp paprika
Dash of chili powder
Juice of one lemon
1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
Put all of the ingredients, except for the reserved liquid, into a food processor or blender (be warned: I killed my blender after making this a few times). Process/blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.
Serve with pita chips (my three year old likes it with apple slices) or make a delicious wrap:

Hummus Wraps:

Prepared hummus
Flour tortillas
Bell pepper slices (we like yellow or red)
Feta cheese (this is very salty cheese so go easy on the salt in the hummus if you don't want it super salty)

Warm a tortilla, spread with hummus, add bell pepper, feta and lettuce; roll up like a burrito.


Nama said...

Oh, man. You don't know how excited I am that you posted this. I totally bought a bunch of cans of chick peas and a jar of seasame seeds with the intention of looking up a hummus recipe this week.

Done. :)


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