Papa’s Traditional Hummus

This delightful recipe, inspired by Sonya Khazaal from Seattle's renowned restaurant Phoenecia.

This delightful recipe, inspired by Sonya Khazaal from Seattle's renowned restaurant Phoenecia, not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports liver health and adrenal gland function, nourishing both body and spirit.


  • 1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
  • Olive oil, for garnish


  1. Soak the Chickpeas: The night before, place the chickpeas in a large bowl and cover them with plenty of cold water, ensuring they are submerged with an inch of water above. In the morning, drain the chickpeas, rinse them thoroughly, and they're ready for use.

  2. Cook the Chickpeas: In a pot, combine the soaked chickpeas with three times their volume of fresh water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a vigorous boil for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for about 1 hour, or until the chickpeas are very soft. Reserve some of the cooking water for later use.

  3. Prepare the Hummus: Drain the cooked chickpeas, reserving 1/2 cup for garnish. Place the remaining chickpeas in a food processor.

  4. Add Flavor: Crush the garlic cloves with 1 teaspoon of salt, then add them to the food processor. Gradually add the tahini and lemon juice, alternating between the two until fully incorporated. Blend in a bit of the reserved cooking water to achieve your desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning with additional salt and lemon juice if needed.

  5. Serve: Transfer the hummus to a serving platter, spreading it thinly. Garnish with cayenne pepper, chopped parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, and the reserved chickpeas.

  6. Enjoy! Serve the hummus with your favorite accompaniments and enjoy the delightful flavors and textures.

Remember, this recipe offers a variety of flavors and nutrients to enjoy, promoting a positive relationship with food and nourishing your body from within.

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