In Arabic, "hummus" means simply chickpea. The dish is more properly called hummus bi tahina ("chickpea and sesame")
Place first six ingredients on food processor. Mix until it forms a smooth paste. Add oil slowly while motor is running. Remove from processor and stir in parsley and mint. Sprinkle with either Summac or Paprika. Serve with pita bread.
Most super markets carry Tahini. Summac can be found in Middle Eastern markets. Paprika will work just as well if you do not have it.
Traditionally servred with Pita Bread. Chips, crackers, celery, carrots and other items may also be used.
Milestones in Hummus History:
400 BC - Plato and Socrates write about the benefits of Hummus in their diets.
1200 AD - Mediterranean countries list Hummus as a staple.
1910 AD - Waves of immigrants bring Hummus to America.
1981 AD - Some regional brands of Hummus appear in supermarkets.
2006 AD - Big Oven publishes my Hummus recipe. (O.K. so it's not really a milestone.)
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (41g)|
|Recipe Makes: 20|
|Calories from Fat: 101 (77%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 11.2g||15 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.1g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 73.3mg||3 %|
|Potassium 75.9mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 6.9g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.6g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 5.3g|
|Protein 2g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 132
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