Pinch of Cumin

Chick pea paté (the famous “hummus”)

After a blog-stop due to holidays, removal, workload and vital reorganization in general, here I come with two of my favorite hobbies combined in this recipe: share my culinary great feats and explore new flavors. And it is that this cozy chick pea paté is one of the concoctions “to spread” that I like most. Who has never fallen into the temptation of spread bread with something else than the typical spread, butter or cream cheese?

For sure you have tasted several hummus versions, from the softest to the ones with little pieces in it. This, as mostly everything, goes with taste. I like it better with small bites that remind me which is the raw material of this paté. But if you are more into silk texture and grind until the limit, just keep pushing the button. Delicious anyway! I hope you like it, greetings to you all in this new re-start!

Ingredients for 4 people

300 gr of dried chick peas (or 400 gr of boiled chick peas)

2 small garlic cloves (or 1 big)

3 tablespoons of tahini

50ml of olive oil

juice of half lemon

1 teaspoon of grinded cumin

Cumin, pepper and salt


If using dried chick peas, leave them to soak in water for at least 5 hours. Put  750ml of water in a saucepan and heat it until it boils. When it is boiling, add chick peas and boil them for 40 minutes. Once they are boiled and have retrieved room temperature, grind all ingredients in a mixer. Grind time will depend on how you like the texture.

In this case my texture has small pieces, but you can also have it super smooth if you grind it to higher power or for more time.

If you do not have a mixer, you can also do it by hand.

To be considered

If you do not have tahini (sesame paste) you can also do it at home with only a few easy steps: toast sesame seeds in a pan without oil until brown. Take them out of the heat and let them retrieve room temperature. Grind them and if it is necessary, and a sprinkle of vegetable oil so that the mixture is a bit more liquid.

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3 Comments to "Chick pea paté (the famous “hummus”)"

  1. Saly says:

    !Me alegra mucho,poder volver a disfrutar de tus deliciosas recetas!
    Te mando un monton de besucos desde España,muchas gracias y mis deseos de que cada dia tengas motivos para sonreir.

  2. Sara says:

    Muchas gracias Saly, esperamos seguir en la brecha con los posts y que sean de tu agrado! besos

  3. Este paté es riquísimo, me encanta en el desayuno.

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