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Want to make hummus, lack Tahini

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Want to make hummus, lack Tahini

Tea_annie | Jul 11, 2009 03:49 AM

So, I really like the Tribe brand of hummus, classic flavor. I have a food processor, and I'm not afraid to use it, so I'd like to take a stab at making my own. I've looked over several recipes and I think I can hammer something edible out, save for the Tahini issue. I live in the rural midwest, and the stuff just doesn't seem to be available in the local megamarts. I'm not really inclined to drive an hour or order some off of the intertubes just for one dish. And I really do like the taste of sesame. The idea of using peanut butter instead doesn't really appeal to me.

So, I was thinking about subbing out some of the traditional olive oil with the sesame oil I am able to obtain easily. I know this might change the texture a bit, but I'm thinking the flavor might be closer to what I'm expecting. None of the recipes I looked at (and I looked hard) call for this ingredient though. The ones that do omit the Tahini just seem to not replace it with anything.

Here is what I am thinking of giving a whirl:

1 can drained chick peas
1/8 cup of water, more if needed
1/2 head roasted garlic
Juice of 1 lemon, more if needed
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

So, anyone have any ideas at to if I might be on the right track or not?

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