Traditional Hummus

Traditional Hummus

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"This is my mother's recipe for creamy hummus. She cooked every day the food she learned how to cook when she was growing up. She gave us a history lesson of our culture and our family every night at the dinner table."
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15 m servings 560 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 50.5 g
  • 78%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place garlic in a food processor and chop thoroughly. Add garbanzo beans and blend into a paste. Pour in 1 cup olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Place hummus in a bowl and top with 1/4 cup olive oil.


  1. 20 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Thank you Basil! Finally, a hummus recipe that tastes as good as my Middle-Eastern friends serve! And, it's so easy to make!

Most helpful critical review

yikes, really lemony and "tahiniy"

Thank you Basil! Finally, a hummus recipe that tastes as good as my Middle-Eastern friends serve! And, it's so easy to make!

Hi Basil, thank you very much for this wonderful recipe that reminded me to the taste of "Pita im Hummus" which I enjoyed so much during my Israel vaccation 25 years ago. Done quick and easy it ...

This is fantastic! I've made this recipe twice now in the past couple of weeks. My only alterations were that I used about half the amount of lemon juice called for, an extra garlic clove, and a...

Make this just like it directs! I thought it would be too lemony, based on reviews, but if anything, i could have added a touch more lemon! In all, a fine basic recipe. I sprinkled some paprika ...

This recipe was delicious, basic so you can enhance if you desire. It makes a large batch, I just shared with a friend. I did not use the oil for serving. Thank you so much!

Great recipe. Though I only used about 1/4 cup of some homemade Tahini.

Great starter recipe, cut the olive oil in half with roasted sesame oil, and roasted a whole bulb of garlic and refrigerate over night.

Reminds me of the wonderful Mediterranean food from home in New England.

yikes, really lemony and "tahiniy"

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