Hummus With Tahini

Hummus With Tahini

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups of hummus
Author CASA Veneracion


  • 1 cup chickpeas (I used split chickpeas which cook faster)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil to serve
  • chopped parsley to serve (optional)
  • crushed roasted chilies to serve (optional)


  • Rinse the chickpeas several times. Place in a bowl, cover with water and keep in the fridge overnight.
  • Pour the chickpeas and soaking water into the pressure cooker. Sprinkle with a little salt. Check that the water is at least an inch more than the chickpeas. Snap on the lid, turn the stove to high and, when the valve starts to turn, set the heat to low. Cook the chickpeas for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Hummus With Tahini
  • Drain the chickpeas and cool; reserve the liquid.
  • Pour the chickpeas into the blender or food processor. Add the tahini. Process until smooth. If the motor of the blender or food processor has difficulty pureeing, add some of the chickpea cooking liquid, a tablespoonful or so at a time. Note that your puree can be ultra smooth or a bit coarse, it’s up to you to decide what kind of texture is more appealing.
  • Pour the pureed chickpeas into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and salt to taste. Stir. When the balance is right for you, stir in the grated garlic.
  • Transfer the hummus with tahini into a jar with a tight cover and keep in the fridge overnight for the flavors to develop.
  • To serve, spoon the hummus into a shallow bowl, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with parsley and crushed chilies, and serve with bread, crackers or vegetable sticks.