DI Chiara Maci | 3 May 2018


Hummus. One of best known starters of the Middle East world.

Simple ingredients mix in an aromatic cream with a delicate and particular taste.

Excellent to accompany bread or vegetables.



250 g top-quality dried chickpeas (I used Cicerale ones)

1 lemon

1-2 garlic cloves


Oil evo

2 tablespoons of tahina


For tahina:

100 g sesame seeds

20 g sesame oil (or sunflower oil)


– Leave cheackpeas to soak in cold water for a whole night.

– First prepare tahina toasting sesame for about 5 minutes in a nonstick pan. Be careful not to burn it and from time to time stir with a spoon.

– Blend with a little oil to get a cream.

– Bring water to boil (lightly salted) in a saucepan and stew chickpeas.

– Cook for about 2 hours. When they are ready, drain them.

– Blend them with a mixer adding 1-2 tablespoon of tahina, lemon juice, garlic and a pinch of salt.

– Serve and finish with a little paprika.

Photo By Giulia Gattiglia
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