Hummus with Pureed Sesame Seeds (No Pre-made Tahini Here!)

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“No tahini and you're craving hummus? No problem! Dig out that bag of sesame seeds lurking in your cupboard and make this wonderful chick pea dip. I wonder if toasting the sesame seeds first would be good... Usually hummus also calls for added oil which certainly does add richness, but lots of calories too. There is no (or little) added fat in this recipe so why not enjoy a healthy dip guilt-free?”
2 cups dip

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain chick pea liquid directly into a blender or food processor.
  2. Set chick peas aside.
  3. Add the sesame seeds and garlic to the blender, cover, and puree until smooth (3-4 min.).
  4. Add chick peas, lemon juice, salt, and oil (if using) to blender.
  5. Cover and mix until well blended, stopping and scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
  6. Pour into a serving dish and garnish with chopped parsley (if using).
  7. Serve with pita chips or wedges.

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