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Hummus is a very famous and common starter dish made mainly with chickpeas, good thing about it is that it is very easy to prepare.
1/2 kg chickpeas
4 tsp. tahini
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp. crushed sea salt
6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3½ tbsp. lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
Wash and rinse the chickpeas in cold water for couple of hours
Boil the soaked chickpeas until they are tender. Allow them to cool down.
Now tip them into the food processor.
Add tahini, crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice and seven tablespoons of liquid from the boiled chickpeas.
Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the olive oil while it runs.
When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish.
Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil on top and decorate with a few whole chickpeas.
Sprinkle little paprika powder and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves. Enjoy it with Arabic bread (Khubuz).