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Basic Hummus Recipe
Tahini paste is the second essential ingredient in Hummus. You can find the right quality tahini paste at middle eastern supermarkets. Go for Syrian brands.
Make sure to let the Hummus rest for 30 mins before serving. You can keep Hummus in the fridge for up to 3 days. Before digging in,...
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