Puréed Chickpeas with Tahini/Sesame Paste

Hummus bi-Tahina

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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They dug a pit in the sunlight.

Then Gilgamesh went up on the mountain.

He poured out his chickpeas into the pit.

‘Oh, Mountain, grant (me) a dream …’

(Epic of Gilgamesh, cited by Levey)

The nutritional potential of the chickpea (hummus) was acknowledged when in The Epic of Gilgamesh it was chosen as one of the foodstuffs he carried with him on his journeys. In mediev