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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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We love hummus at Claire’s. It’s great for dipping or in a sandwich. This version has cayenne pepper and Tabasco to give it a little more zip than our hummus sandwich filling. Either way, it’s cholesterol-free and delicious.


  • 1 pound dried chickpeas
  • 1 cup tahini (sesame paste, found in health food stores)


  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in a large pot with 10 cups of water. Add fresh water to cover by 2 inches, then boil for about an hour or until soft, adding water as necessary. Drain.