About this recipe: Hummus is such an easy thing to make at home and it tastes much better than shop bought. Perfectly good hummus can be made using tinned chickpeas but if you have time, and you want something a bit special, cooking dried chickpeas from scratch creates a lovely texture and flavour. You can get tahini (sesame seed paste) in most supermarkets or Turkish shops. I usually put my hummus in a Spanish cazuela, pour on some more olive oil to prevent it from drying and sprinkle on smoked Spanish paprika, or use Greek paprika if you can get it.
I love using Greek olive oil here for its lovely fresh green olive taste but any will do.
Love it! I did the peanut butter rather than tahini mentioned in another review. Delicious! Will do 1 clove of garlic next time rather than 2. - 12 Nov 2011
Traditional recipes are always the best, especially with top quality ingredients! I used extra virgin kalamata olive oil, yum! Like the sound of your variation with lime juice, and I'm also going to try a caramelised onion version. - 16 Sep 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. You may want to increase the amount of Tahini slighty if you prefer, or use smooth peanut butter for a different taste. - 27 Jun 2011