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Old 12-13-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Question Hummus without Tahini

Don't know if this is the right forum or not!
trying to come up with a low fat hummus, thinking of trying to leave out the tahiini (could be sacrilidge ).
Here's my thoughts:
Chic peas, roasted garlic, onions, cumin, olive oil, juice half lemon, salt and pepper.

Any further suggestions or am I just wasting my time?


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Old 12-13-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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Try toasted sesame oil, or use a mortar and pestle to ground up sesame seeds. I would do a combination of the two if you can, because the toasted sesame oil may be too strong on its own.

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Old 12-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
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Ditto adding ground sesame seeds.
PLEASE post results!

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Old 12-13-2009, 02:55 PM   #4
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Will deffo ground sesamse seeds and post results. Must check the kcal and sat fat of tahini and see how bad (or good) it is.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:17 PM   #5
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I use all the things you named, and when I have them, also roasted red peppers from a jar. I just don't buy tahini, afraid of not being able to use it all before going bad, even in fridge. I have made it with and w/out sesame seeds, no big difference to me, tho I can see how the sesame oil might be a good idea if you wanted the oil, I use a dab of olive oil.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #6
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Recently, I was watching the food network and one of the chef's made a hummus using plain yogurt, garbanzo beans, olive oil, and lemon juice for the base of the hummus. Since I am not a huge tahini fan this sounded really good. So, you could use her recipe for the base ingredients and then add other ingredients that you like.

Here is a link to the recipe. Dill Hummus
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:53 AM   #7
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Tahini or sesame oil can very easily be omitted with no problem...in fact you will find many recipes about that do not include it. Add a little cayenne or chili for a bit of a kick along with some cumin.

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