Hummus Masabacha

Number of Servings: 10 (114 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 14 hours
Hummus Masabacha

Hummus masabacha is, at its heart, just hummus with some whole chickpeas in it. The trick to really fantastic hummus masabacha is to start from scratch and infuse those chickpeas with tons of flavor by cooking them yourself. It’s slow: they need time to get thoroughly tender, but the effort is well worth the end result.


  • ½ lb. dried chickpeas
  • 2 tsp. baking soda, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 onion, divided
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1½ cups tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup parsley, chopped


  1. Combine chickpeas and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a large bowl. Cover with cold water and stir to dissolve baking soda. Let stand at room temperature overnight. Drain and rinse chickpeas thoroughly.
  2. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, combine chickpeas, remaining 1 teaspoon baking soda, salt, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, bay leaves, and rosemary. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until chickpeas are tender, about an hour and a half. Add water as needed to keep from boiling dry.
  4. Discard onion, garlic, celery, carrot, bay leaves, and rosemary. Drain chickpeas, reserving their cooking liquid.
  5. In a blender combine tahini, lemon juice, and a quarter of the cooked chickpeas. Purée thoroughly. Thin with reserved cooking liquid if necessary.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine tahini mixture with parsley and remaining chickpeas to serve.

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

Serving Size 114 g

Amount per serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.5g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 84.8mg 6%
Iron 3.2mg 15%
Potassium 370mg 8%
Vitamin A 62.3mcg 6%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 10%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin K 36.4mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.6mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 3.1mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 125.1mcg 31%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.4mcg 0%
Chloride 2.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 372.2mg 30%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 60.6mg 15%
Zinc 2.5mg 20%
Selenium 14.3mcg 25%
Copper 0.8mg 90%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 36.3mcg 80%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Chickpeas, Tahini (ground Sesame), Onion, Lemon Juice, Carrots, Celery, Parsley, Baking Soda, Garlic, Salt, Rosemary, Bay Leaf.

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