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The success of this recipe rests on your sense of taste. The listed ingredients are guidelines and starting points. Adjust one or all of the ingredients to suit your own taste preferences. Based on an original recipe kindly sent in by Jack McNulty.

Time 30 Minutes
Skill Level Easy

Ingredients List

Serves 4
  • 500 g chickpeas (cooked)
  • 180 g tahini
  • 75 g lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 2 tsp cumin (ground)
  • 2 tbsp parsley (chopped)


  1. Heat the cooked chickpeas in 1 dl / 100 ml of water (use the cooking water if you cooked your own chickpeas).
  2. Place the warmed chickpeas and the water in a food processor. Blend until mostly pureed.
  3. Stir up the tahini in its jar until well blended. Place the tahini in the food processor with the chickpeas and blend together with the lemon juice, garlic, spices and chopped parsley. Process until well blended.
  4. Season to taste with sea salt.
  5. Serve in a bowl topped with olive oil and paprika (if saving for later, be sure to cover with a piece of plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming on top).

Remember, after one day the intensity of the spices will increase, so go easy on the cayenne pepper.

Watch Jack McNulty’s step-by-step video instructions