Classic Hummus

Photography by Mitch Mandel

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Classic HummusThis punchy puree of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), garlic, and olive oil is beloved across much of the Middle East—and increasingly, in restaurants and homes across this country. That's a good thing, since you'd be hard pressed to find a better condiment for dipping (with pitas or fresh vegetables) or spreading. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds that tastes a lot like peanut butter; if you can't find any in your local markets, smooth, unsweetened peanut butter will sub in a pinch.

Serves: 8
Prep: 7min
Cook: 0min
Total: 7min

Ingredients
• 1 can (16 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 2 tbsp tahini
• 1 clove garlic, chopped
• 1/4 tsp ground cumin
• juice of 1 lemon
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• salt and black pepper to taste

Directions
1. Place the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, cumin, and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse a few times. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until a smooth paste forms. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 146.6 cal
Fat 9.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 169.3 mg
Carbohydrates 12.7 g
Total Sugars 0.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Protein 3.2 g

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