A simple snack or meal that can be prepared in simple kitchens. Suggested dippers: pitas, Kirby cucumber paddles, carrot paddles, jalapeno paddles, corn chips, tortilla chips, Melba toast, crackers, matzos, celery stalks, etc. Or use the hummus as a sandwich spread in pitas stuffed with mixed salad greens. And, yes, you're allowed to use a food processor if you have one!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mash chickpeas, 2 tablespoons reserved chickpea liquid, tahini, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder together in a bowl using a potato masher, adding more reserved liquid if desired, until hummus is desired consistency, 50 to 100 strokes.

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Cook's Notes:

Your potato masher needs to have enough surface area on its business end to crush the chickpeas. Rest the bowl or pot on a cutting board or towel to protect your counter or work surface. Don't use a non-stick pot because you'd probably damage its surface. The recipe can be doubled.

Tips

Variation: Substitute cayenne, to taste, for the crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts

153.4 calories; 5.7 g protein; 15.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 28.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2016
My potato masher is cheap and worthless so I used my Magic Bullet for this. It turned out good but after tasting it I felt it was missing a key ingredient. Lemon. I added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and that did the trick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2016
My potato masher is cheap and worthless so I used my Magic Bullet for this. It turned out good but after tasting it I felt it was missing a key ingredient. Lemon. I added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and that did the trick. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2016
My potato masher is cheap and worthless so I used my Magic Bullet for this. It turned out good but after tasting it I felt it was missing a key ingredient. Lemon. I added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and that did the trick. Read More
(5)