Hummus Me Tahini (Chick Pea Salad With Tahini) Recipe

Step 1

Wash the chick-peas, then soak overnight with the baking soda in cold water to cover. The following day, drain and wash the chick-peas, then cover with fresh water.

Step 2

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until tender, 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Drain and push through sieve or food mill, discarding the coarse fibers remaining in the sieve.

Step 3

Meanwhile, put the tahini in a small bowl and beat it with the 1/3 cup water until dissolved, using a whisk or fork. Beating briskly with the whisk, add the tahini mixture, a teaspoonful at a time, to the chick-peas, alternating with the lemon juice and olive oil.

Step 4

When all has been added, crush the garlic over the mixture and sprinkle with optional spices, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley. Beat for another minute, then taste for seasonings and chill overnight - if possible. Serve cold, sprinkled with additional chopped parsley.

Makes about 2 cups.

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Dried chick-peas
  • 1/4ts Baking soda
  • 2ts Tahini (or more)
  • 1/3c Water
  • 1 Lemon (juice only)
  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2ts Ground coriander (optional)
  • 1/2ts Ground cumin (optional)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley

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