Submission by: Lauren Ossola

SERVES: Approximately 12



  • 2 c. Jack Rabbit Chick Peas
  • 1 T. salt
  • 3-5 T. lemon juice
  • 1 ½ T. tahini*
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • Pita chips, as needed
  • Vegetable cruditès, as needed

*Tahini: Used in Middle Eastern cooking, tahini is a thick paste made of ground sesame seeds.


  • To prepare beans: Presoak and cook (with salt) as directed. Drain beans, reserving ¼ cup liquid.
  • To prepare hummus: Combine cooked chick peas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic cloves, and olive oil, with reserved ¼ cup cooking liquid in a food processor or blender. Blend for 3-5 minutes until mixed and smooth.
  • To serve: Serve hummus with pita chips or fresh vegetables.


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