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Traditional Hummus Recipe
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Basil’s Traditional Hummus
Discover a simple family recipe for authentic Syrian hummus. See more
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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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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2012

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
Dec 27, 2012

yikes, really lemony and "tahiniy"


15 Ratings

Aug 14, 2012

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 will be on my favorite list! Best regards from Germany, Sabine

Aug 21, 2013

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 over the top, in addition to the final 1/4 cup of olive oil. Serve with flatbread--enjoy!

Sep 10, 2014

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!

Jan 29, 2013

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

Dec 23, 2012

So good! I used Sesame Oil at about 1/2 mix with Olive Oil, since, that's all I had left (under-estimated my olive oil :-D )and I also added pepper to taste and topped it with fresh parsley from the garden. MAJICAL.

Sep 02, 2014

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


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  • Calories
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 50.5 g
  • 78%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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