Toasted Sesame Hummus Recipe

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Sherry Clark Modified: March 23, 2022
Toasted Sesame Hummus Recipe

How To Make Toasted Sesame Hummus

This hummus recipe will bring your regular hummus to the next level. It uses extra toasted sesame seeds and sesame oil for extra flavors.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • ¼cuptahini
  • ¼cuplemon juicefrom 1½ to 2 lemons
  • 2tbspolive oilextra-virgin
  • 1mediumgarlic
  • ½tspfine sea salt
  • tspsesame oiltoasted, divided, more to taste
  • 15ozchickpeasrinsed and drained, or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 4tbspwateras needed
  • 1tspraw sesame seeds
  • Flaky sea saltfor garnish (optional)
  • Toasted pita bread, carrot or bell pepper or celery sticks, crackers, etc.Suggested accompaniments


  1. In a food processor or high-powered blender, combine the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and ½ teaspoon of the sesame oil. Process for about 1½ minutes, pausing to scrape down the sides and bottom as necessary, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  2. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl, then add the remaining chickpeas and process until the hummus is thick and smooth, 1 to 2 more minutes.

  3. While running the food processor, drizzle in 2 to 4 tablespoons of water, until it reaches your desired consistency and level of creaminess. Taste and season with additional salt and toasted sesame oil, if you want more pronounced sesame flavor. Set aside.

  4. Toast the sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, shimmying the skillet frequently, until they’re starting to turn golden, about 2 to 4 minutes. Pour them into a bowl to prevent them from burning.

  5. Scrape the hummus into a small serving bowl. Lightly drizzle 1 teaspoon sesame oil over the top. Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds and a light sprinkle of flaky sea salt (if using). Serve with accompaniments of your choice. Leftover hummus keeps well, chilled, for 4 to 5 days.


  • Calories: 3420.51kcal
  • Fat: 188.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 25.33g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 76.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 73.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 344.02g
  • Fiber: 75.79g
  • Sugar: 53.07g
  • Protein: 130.76g
  • Sodium: 2388.01mg
  • Calcium: 1355.40mg
  • Potassium: 4409.13mg
  • Iron: 41.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 19.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 118.93mg
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