Friday, February 24, 2012

Toasted Sesame and Garlic Hummus

Toasted Sesame and Garlic Hummus

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzos chick peas, drained reserve the liquid
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil

Reserve the liquid from the garbanzos can, so you can add it later in the recipe.

In a small skillet, saute sesame seeds and garlic in olive oil until lightly golden brown.

In blender, add drained garbanzos and oil and sesame seed mixture from the skillet.  Add a 1/4 cup of reserved liquid.  Salt to taste.  Cover blender with lid.  Blend until smooth.

If needed, add more reserved liquid until you achieve the desired consistency.

Serve with pita wedges and drizzle extra olive oil on top if desired.

A few weeks ago we had our friends Jerry and Karlene over to our house for dinner.  This was not the first time they had been to our home for dinner, so they knew what to expect.  Whenever we have people over, I always take the opportunity to do a little experimenting.  My company becomes my guinea pigs, I mean taste testers for new recipes.
This recipe was a hit!  The toasted sesame seeds and garlic, add a delicious rich satisfying flavor to the hummus.  I served it as an appetizer, and we couldn't stop eating it.

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  1. I didn't know hummus was so easy to make.


  2. This sounds great! I like the fact that I would not have to run out and buy tahini:)

  3. Yeah - love a good hummus recipe where I don't have to use Tahini. The sauteed sesame seeds sounds great though!

  4. I just ate roasted garlic hummus tonight... so good. Great recipe.

  5. I love homemade hummus. I also use tahini paste and lemon in mine! I'm going to give you're a try!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I've never made hummus so now I have to try this recipe. It looks great!

  7. Hi LInda,
    I totally love hummus and your recipe is so nice and looks so yummy!!