Hints: use dried beans, not canned. Also, use tahini purchased at a Middle Eastern market, which will probably be fresher than that found at a grocery store.
Place chickpeas in large bowl. Cover with cold water and place in refrigerator. Soak for at least 24 hours or until tender (you should be able to bite through a pea.)
Drain. Place in a large pot and cover with two to three inches of water. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2-3 hours or more until peas are soft and there is about 1 inch of thick broth. Add boiling water during cooking if water level gets too low. (This cooking process works well in a slow cooker.) When peas are soft, drain, reserving cooking liquid.
For one batch of hummus place 2 cups softened peas, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini in the bowl of a food processor. Process, adding broth a little at a time until well combined and creamy. Season with salt. Taste, add more salt and/or lemon juice, if necessary. Scrape into a serving bowl and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.
If you plan to make the hummus ahead of time, it should be slightly thinner than you want, as it will firm up as it sits. Place remaining cooked peas in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover with some of the cooking broth. Place in the freezer for later use.
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|Serving Size: 1 cup (319g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2|
|Calories from Fat: 365 (31%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 40.6g||54 %|
|Saturated Fat 5.1g||26 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 17.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 13.4g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 87.4mg||3 %|
|Potassium 2336.9mg||61 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 159.8g||47 %|
|Dietary Fiber 45.9g||184 %|
|Sugars, other 113.8g|
|Protein 52g||74 %|
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Calories per serving: 1170
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