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Hummus Bi Tahini (chickpea Spread With Sesame Seed Pasta)

  • Yield: About 2 cups


  • 2 cups canned chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • Fresh pita bread


  • Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini paste, and garlic in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until smooth. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the humus in the center of a large platter and drizzle with olive oil. Arrange the black olives and fresh pita bread around the hummus.