Hummus- "Chick Pea Dip"

Muna Escobar


Growing up, we ate this almost every Saturday morning for breakfast along with a smorgasbord of other items on the table.
Traditionaly Middle Easterners will serve it one of two ways.
1. Brown ground lamb & onions seasoned with salt, pepper, allspice & a tad of nutmeg. Spoon over hummus.
2. Brown 3 tbsp pine nuts or slivered almonds in 2 tbsp butter. Sprinkle over hummus.


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20 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    chick peas aka garbanzo beans
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt and cumin to taste

How to Make Hummus- "Chick Pea Dip"


  1. Simmer chick peas for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain, reserve liquid.
  3. Place chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, salt & cumin in food processor.
  4. Pulse until smooth.
  5. Taste & add seasonings as needed. If mixture is too thick you can add some of the reserved liquid.
  6. Place hummus onto a serving platter.
  7. Garnish with addtional olive oil & freshly snipped parsley.
  8. This is great served with radishes, carrots, red pepper strips, pickles and toasted pita bread.
  9. Tahini, which is a sesame seed paste, can usualy be found in grocery stores in the international foods section. A friend of mine uses peanut butter in place of it with satisfying results.

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About Hummus- "Chick Pea Dip"

Course/Dish: Dips
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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