Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Use canned beans to save time.

Cooking Time

0 minutes


8 Servings


  • 2 cups chickpeas precooked in pressure cooker
  • 1/3 cup chickpea water left over from pressure cooker
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.  It is easier to do it in several, smaller batches.
  2. Once blended, stir in a mixing bowl and taste.
  3. Add more seasonings, if desired.
  4. Spread on a serving platter and sprinkle paprika or chili powder and a little olive oil over whole plate.


Try the same recipe with different kinds of beans such as navy beans or black turtle beans.


Institute for Integrative Nutrition