Have you ever made a hummus recipe with tahini? A lot of people have never heard of tahini and don’t know that it is an essential ingredient in most great hummus recipes. In fact, I’d say that with most any hummus recipe tahini is part of what makes it so special.
Today my energy was feeling a little low after a busy weekend, so I decided to make a hummus recipe to give myself a little protein packed snack as a pick me up. I decided to try a hummus recipe with tahini that I tore out from Vegetarian Times last fall, but never got around to trying.
Tips on making a great hummus recipe with tahini
Although I made some pretty significant modifications in the recipe – including adding quinoa for complete protein – I followed the general method which was different than anything I’ve made before.
The increased blending time in my food processor yielded the smoothest hummus I’ve ever tasted outside of a Greek restaurant.
As always when making hummus recipes, I cooked my own garbanzo beans which I already had soaking for a recipe I’m working on for my cookbook. Although I don’t always do this, I added a teaspoon of baking soda in the last 30 minutes of cooking. This sacrifices a few nutrients but delivers a super-smooth texture. Many people say it also helps with the gastrointestinal distress that can sometimes come with eating beans.
See below for step by step instructions for my tasty hummus recipe with tahini
So, let me know what you think of this super healthy and super yummy hummus recipe with tahini in the comments below. And, if you have hummus recipes with tahini or quinoa recipes you would like to share I would love to hear from you!
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