Toasted Black Sesame Seed Hummus

A classic homemade hummus recipe with a toasty twist. Begin with all the traditional ingredients of chickpeas, fresh garlic and tahini for a savory base, then top with coriander, cumin and lightly-toasted black sesame seeds for some extra flare and flavor.


  • Simply Organic Black Pepper 4 oz.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Coriander Seed Ground 2.29 oz.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Cumin Seed Ground 2.31 oz.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Simply Organic Black Sesame Seed 3.28 oz.
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pita bread, for serving


1. In a food processor, combine chickpeas and garlic. Pulse until roughly chopped.

2. Add tahini, salt, ¼ cup water and lemon juice and process for about 30 seconds, until smooth. 

3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons water slowly and process until desired consistency is achieved. Taste and season with additional salt and/or pepper if desired. 

4. Transfer to a serving dish and top with coriander, cumin, black sesame seeds and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week. 

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