Toasted Sesame Hummus

Sub-Zero Wolf Gourmet Recipes UK

This hummus recipe is special because it is made with freshly ground tahini, the Middle Eastern sesame paste nearly essential to hummus. The power of the blender blades grinds the sesame seeds into a silky purée, lending a wonderfully rich elegance to the chickpeas, lemon, and garlic.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

RatingDifficultyBeginner

Preparation Method
1

Place the eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, kosher salt and sugar in the blender jar. Select MANUAL/SPEED 10 and blend for 10 seconds. Stop the blender and remove the filler cap. Return to SPEED 10 and use the emulsion cup to slowly drizzle the oil into the blender while the blender is running. (The emulsion will begin to thicken once the amount of oil is increased.) Once the mayonnaise is thick and glossy, stop the blender, (Transfer the mayonnaise to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

Variation for 1L blender:
2

If using the 1L blender jar. reduce all ingredients in half and follow directions above.

Variation: Sriracha Mayo
3

Add 1 ½ teaspoons (or more to taste) Sriracha (Asian-style hot sauce) and ½ teaspoon soy sauce to the blender with the other ingredients.

Variation: Aioli
4

Add 4 or 5 minced garlic cloves to the blender with the other ingredients.

Pro Tip: How to Fix Broken Mayo
5

When the blender’s blades spin for too long, they can cause the sauce or spread to get too hot or overly blended. The dressing can then break—the oil will float to the top while the solid fats sink to the bottom. If you find yourself with a broken mayonnaise, here’s how to fix it:

1.Transfer the broken mayonnaise to a liquid measuring cup.
2.In the blender jar, place 1 tablespoon of water, lemon juice, or vinegar, and 1 egg yolk. Pulse to combine.
3.With the motor running, very slowly add your broken mayonnaise to the blender, starting with just a couple of drops and gradually increasing to a thin stream as it thickens.

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Ingredients

  cup sesame seeds
 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
 4 cups cooked chickpeas or 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed
 4 garlic cloves, peeled
 ½ cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 or 4 lemons)
 2 tbsp ground cumin
 1 tbsp kosher salt
 1 cup water or 1 cup reserved chickpea cooking liquid
 Sweet paprika, for serving
 Pita breads, sesame crackers, or raw vegetables, for serving

Directions

Preparation Method
1

Place the eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, kosher salt and sugar in the blender jar. Select MANUAL/SPEED 10 and blend for 10 seconds. Stop the blender and remove the filler cap. Return to SPEED 10 and use the emulsion cup to slowly drizzle the oil into the blender while the blender is running. (The emulsion will begin to thicken once the amount of oil is increased.) Once the mayonnaise is thick and glossy, stop the blender, (Transfer the mayonnaise to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

Variation for 1L blender:
2

If using the 1L blender jar. reduce all ingredients in half and follow directions above.

Variation: Sriracha Mayo
3

Add 1 ½ teaspoons (or more to taste) Sriracha (Asian-style hot sauce) and ½ teaspoon soy sauce to the blender with the other ingredients.

Variation: Aioli
4

Add 4 or 5 minced garlic cloves to the blender with the other ingredients.

Pro Tip: How to Fix Broken Mayo
5

When the blender’s blades spin for too long, they can cause the sauce or spread to get too hot or overly blended. The dressing can then break—the oil will float to the top while the solid fats sink to the bottom. If you find yourself with a broken mayonnaise, here’s how to fix it:

1.Transfer the broken mayonnaise to a liquid measuring cup.
2.In the blender jar, place 1 tablespoon of water, lemon juice, or vinegar, and 1 egg yolk. Pulse to combine.
3.With the motor running, very slowly add your broken mayonnaise to the blender, starting with just a couple of drops and gradually increasing to a thin stream as it thickens.

Toasted Sesame Hummus