My late father-in-law excelled at making soups and baked beans, but his Hummus Bi Tahini is my favorite. I've never tasted better hummus than his version of this classic Arabic dip, a blend of chickpeas and sesame paste. Delicious, nutritious, and easy, this appetizer/side dish is great for the holidays, a nice break from all those cream-laden dips packed with calories. Be sure to use good quality tahini, and try not to eat it all before you serve it!
JIDDO’S HOOMIS BI TAHINIMix in Blender:
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup plain low fat yogurt
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
2-3 Tbs. lemon juice
1 large garlic clove, put through press
Transfer mixture from blender to bowl. Add about ¾ cup Sesame Tahini, a little at a time, stirring well to desired thickness. Adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish with parsley, toasted pine nuts, and/or a scattering of chickpeas. Serve with crackers, pita bread, and/or crudités.