Michael Solomonov’s 5-Minute Hummus With Quick Tehina Sauce

Makes about 4 cups (4 servings)

For the Quick Tehina Sauce

1 garlic clove

Juice of 1 lemon

1 (16-ounce) jar tahini

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 to 1½ cups ice water

For the Hummus

2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  1. Make the tehina sauce: Nick off a piece of the garlic (about a quarter of the clove) and drop it into a food processor.

  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the food processor. Pour the tehina on top, making sure to scrape it all out of the container, and add the salt and cumin.

  3. Process until the mixture looks peanut-buttery, about 1 minute.

  1. Stream in the ice water, a little at a time, with the motor running. Process just until the mixture is smooth and creamy and lightens to the color of dry sand. Now you have Quick Tehina Sauce!

  2. Make the hummus: Add the chickpeas to the tehina sauce and process for about 3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go, until the chickpeas are completely blended and the hummus is smooth and uniform in color.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Israeli Soul by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, published by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Michael Solomonov’s 5-Minute Hummus With Quick Tehina Sauce

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Michael Solomonov’s 5-Minute Hummus With Quick Tehina Sauce

Thank you!

This article has been sent!