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Hummus Dip


From "The Gourmet Jewish Cook" by Judy Zeidler. Hummus is a simple, wonderfully flavorful dip or spread made from garbanzos (chick-peas) and tahini (sesame seed paste). Its texture is velvety, rich, and firm enough to scoop up with wedges of pita bread or crisp vegetables. The taste is robust, nutlike, garlicky, and so satisfying that you won't be able to stop eating it.

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  • 2-3 ServingsServings


  • 1 can (15 oz.) garbanzos, with liquid
  • 1 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 fresh parsley sprigs, stemmed
  • 1 to 2 tsp. salt


1 Place the garbanzos in a processor or blender and process until coarsely pureed.
2 Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin and process until smoothly pureed. Add olive oil in a thin stream and continue blending. Blend in the parsley leaves and l teaspoon of salt. Add additional salt to taste.
3 Serve with hot Pita Bread and sliced vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, and jicama.

Source: Judy Zeidler