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Super Sesame Hummus


  • ¼ c raw sesame seeds
  • 1 pound, 13 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ c sesame tahini
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt; to taste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Procedure


  1. In a small sauté pan, toast the sesame seeds, over medium heat, turning very often for 30 seconds. Remove to a bowl to cool.

  2. Add all the ingredients, including the sesame seeds (reserving a few for garnish), to the food processor except the water. Puree until very smooth. Add the water as needed to obtain the smooth, thick, desired texture.

  3. Top with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and any remaining toasted sesame seeds.

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