3 oz. chickpeas
1/8 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon parsley
mortar and pestle
scissors (sanitized for cooking)
wooden spoons or rubber spatula
1. Add chickpeas in the mortar until it is half full. Let the children take turns
using the pestle to mash the chickpeas, and then place them into a bowl.
Continue until all are mashed.
2. Add the tahini and lemon juice, and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon.
3. Cut two pieces of wax paper. Place garlic between the papers. Let the
children use the hammer to smash the garlic. Add the garlic to the bowl.
4. Ask the children to cut the parsley with scissors, and then add it to the bowl.
5. Sprinkle olive oil on top, and let the children take turns stirring the mixture.
6. Give each child a small bowl of hummus and a piece of pita bread. Show
them how to tear the bread and dip it into the hummus.
More to do Make sun tea to go with the hummus. Measure 4 cups of cold water into a
large jar. Add two tea bags and 1 tablespoon of honey. Place the jar in a sunny
spot for three to six hours. The tea is done when it is a nice, hearty, brown color.
Remove the tea bags and let the jar sit at room temperature for an hour, then