Hummus Plate

Hummus is an essential component of the meze selection of appetizers served in Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. The fiber content is classic, and the contrasting flavors of olives gives a delightful taste experience.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 pita bread rounds
  • 1 cup assorted olives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  1. Purée the garlic and salt in a food processor. Drain and add the garbanzo beans and purée to a paste.

  2. Add the tahini, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and cumin and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

  3. Transfer the finished hummus to a bowl and drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over it.

  4. Cut the pita bread into triangles and serve them on the side of the hummus with the olives and cherry tomatoes.

Calories: 525.29

Protein: 15.28 grams

Carbohydrates: 60.13 grams

Fiber: 8.37 grams

Fat: 26.31 grams

What If I Can't Find Tahini?

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds that is used in Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a nutty, malt flavor that pairs well with chickpeas in hummus. You may substitute peanut butter in a pinch, but try to use the real thing. You will find many uses for it other than in hummus.

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