My dad’s hummus

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beans / dips / snacks

This is my favourite hummus! My dad has always made this as long as I can remember and I’ve adapted it only slightly. He taught me to cook, and is a rad guy who looks like a big bear with the face of a kind golden retriever.


1 big Can of good chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved
1/2 c. Tahini
Zest and juice of of 1/2 a lemon
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
A few glues of good olive oil
Salt and pepper

Put everything except for the bean water in a food processor and blend until mostly broken down. While the machine is running, slowly add liquid until the mixture begins to smooth out (half of the liquid usually).
All done! Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with a bit more paprika and a drizzle of oil.
I know it might seem gross to ise the beam liquid or like it would make you gassy but I’ve been eating this for 20+ years and I’m feeling fine.

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  1. Whenever I try and make hummus, I always forget about the tahini which is the biggest mistake. Next time, I will give this recipe a go and make sure I have tahini for once!

  2. Why is tahini so hard to find in my suburb?! I’ve been dying to break away from my sabra habit and make my own for ages now. Maybe this is the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

    • whereabouts do you live? if there are any lebanese or generally middle eastern shops, they should have the stuff! if not maybe a health food store, they might have different kinds like raw tahini etc.

      • I live in the suburbs of Olympia, WA. There has to be a place in Oly I can find it, I’ll have to be more diligent!

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