Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing Recipe

Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing (Hummus) Recipe

Turkish Appetizer Hummus. Served mostly as side dish.

Ingredients :

1 cup dried chickpeas
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons Tahini (or more)
1/3 cup water
1 lemon (juice only)
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
salt and freshly ground pepper
chopped fresh parsley

Instructions :

Wash the chick-peas, then soak overnight with the baking soda in cold water to cover. The following day, drain and wash the chick-peas, then cover with fresh water.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until tender, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Drain and push through sieve or food mill, discarding the coarse fibers remaining in the sieve.

Meanwhile, put the tahini in a small bowl and beat it with the 1/3 cup water until dissolved, using a whisk or fork.

Beating briskly with the whisk, add the tahini mixture, a teaspoonful at a time, to the chick-peas, alternating with the lemon juice and olive oil.

When all has been added, crush the garlic over the mixture and sprinkle with optional spices, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley.

Beat for another minute, then taste for seasonings and chill overnight - if possible.

Serve cold, sprinkled with additional chopped parsley. Makes about 2 cups.