Chickpea Hummus

Photo by Lisa M.
Adapted from curtisstone.com

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from curtisstone.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups cooked chickpeas

  • 1/2

    clove garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 1

    small shallot, coarsely chopped

  • 4

    drops toasted sesame oil

  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2

    tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • Assorted fresh vegetables, such as cucumber, celery, and carrots, cut into sticks for dipping

  • Baked whole wheat pita chips

Directions

1. In the bowl of a food processor, blend the chickpeas with the garlic and shallot until they form a coarse paste. Add the sesame oil, lemon juice, cumin, and 2 tablespoons of the oil and continue blending, scraping the sides down as needed. Slowly drizzle in a little bit of water until a smooth texture is achieved, you will need about 2 to 4 tablespoons, depending on the chickpeas. Season to taste with salt and pepper and fold in the herbs. 2. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Serve with the vegetables or pita chips.

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