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Friday, March 11, 2011

Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#283 & # 284)


#283 (above)...A plastic bag containing 2lbs. of raw whole wheat bread dough, two tins of chick peas, a tin of tahini, lemon juice, and a small head of garlic.

#284 (below)...Three loaves of freshly baked bread, two pints of freshly-made spiced humus, two small towels, and a half head of garlic.

Hummus bil Tahina
(Chickpeas with Sesame Paste)
Makes about 3-1/2 cups
3 cups chickpeas, cooked or canned and rinsed
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup tahini
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

White Bean and Fresh Herb Hummus
(ful bi tahina)
Makes about 4 cups
3 cups white beans, canned or cooked and rinsed
1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
1 cup tahini
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cold water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh minced basil
1 tablespoon fresh minced oregano
2 teaspoons fresh minced rosemary
2 teaspoons cracked black pepper

Combine the white beans and garlic in a food processor and purée until smooth. Add the tahini, lemon, water and salt; purée until smooth. Add the basil, oregano, rosemary and black pepper, pulse the machine just until all of the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

2 comments:

Matriarchy said...

Do you have a good source for the tahini? I am paying about $8 for organic "Woodstock Farms" brand in a 16 oz jar, and I am looking for a better price.

Joe said...

Matriarchy...not sure where you are located but tahini is relatively easy to come by...either at a large grocery store, the local co-op, or a Middle Eastern store. If you are in a rural setting where it is unavailable I suggest ordering it online. Thanks for visiting!