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Humus Tahini is one of my all time favorite foods, both as a side dish, an appetizer, a main dish (as a sandwich), and everything in between. It brings together healthy dry gerbanzo beans for complex carbs (chick peas), fresh tahini with protein and healthy fats (sesame seed paste), garlic, lemon, olive oil, and that amazing smooth taste!


I'm going to show you two similar methods, one with dry chick peas soaked, and one with a can of precooked chick peas. I didn't add proportions in there because it is fairly hard to mess this up. Just try to feel the difference ingredients and bring them into harmony according to your individual taste.Here's what you'll need:

Ingredients

  • Dry chick peas (any size is okay, 9mm is my preference) for method #1
  • Precooked Canned Chickpeas (any brand is fine)
  • Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves
  • Lemon Juice
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Paprika Ground or Your Preferred All-Purpose Seasoning
You will also need
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Blender / Food Processor
  • Plate to Serve
  • Mixing / Straining Utensils

Method #1 Prep & Cooking Instructions:

1. Soak the dry chick peas (gerbanzo beans) over night after washing them.
2. Once soaked, boil the chick peas for about 45 minutes or until they are soft and mashable.
2. Mince or crush the garlic, add to the mixing bowl, along with the lemon juice, olive oil, plain yogurt, and salt (to taste, it's up to you
3. Add the cooked gerbanzo beans to the blender/food processor, along with all the ingredients from the mixing bowl, along with the Tahini.
4. Blend all ingredients until the desired texture (really fine or coarser), and add water slowly as to get to the desired consistency.
5. Serve with pita bread, crackers, chips, or veggies! Enjoy!


Method #2 Prep & Cooking Instructions:


1. Drain the canned chick peas and wash in cool water to remove the preserving liquids residue from chick peas.
2. Mince or crush the garlic, add to the mixing bowl, along with the lemon juice, olive oil, plain yogurt, and salt (to taste, it's up to you
3. Add the cooked gerbanzo beans to the blender/food processor, along with all the ingredients from the mixing bowl, as well as the Tahini.
4. Blend all ingredients until the desired texture (really fine or coarser), and add water slowly as to get to the desired consistency.
5. Serve with pita bread, crackers, chips, or veggies! Enjoy!
Enjoy!