A healthy middle eastern chickpea dip best served with warm pita bread or chips
- Cuisine Middle Eastern
- Course Appetizers
- Serves 8
- Method Stovetop
- Difficulty Hard
- Cook Time 30 minutes
1. Take the chickpeas in a pressure cooker and add enough water to submerge the chickpeas, add 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook for 2 whistles and turn off the stove. Once the steam is gone drain the chickpeas. Keep the water.
2. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pan and roast the garlic.
3. Take the tahini, cumin, salt, chili, garlic cloves, remaining olive oil, lemon juice in a blender and blend. Add the chickpeas and blend to a smooth paste. Add the drained water if the mixture is too thick. Adjust salt. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle sumac powder on top.Hummus Traditionally served with Pita bread or in a mezze platter.There are many variations of hummus that can be made with pine nuts,roasted red pepper,sun dried tomatoes etc.Tahini and sumac can be found in middle eastern stores.