Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

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This hummus recipe was handed down to me by my Syrian grandmother. I took it and tweaked it just a touch, adding roasted garlic, making it my most-requested recipe. I finally made it for my grandma a few months ago and she said it was incredible. That was my Oscar moment :) Even people who don't like hummus love this recipe. And I'm modest too!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 5 unpeeled garlic cloves

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • ½ cup tahini

  • cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Place unpeeled garlic cloves in the middle of a large square of aluminum foil. Drizzle cloves with 1 tablespoon of olive oil; wrap in foil. Roast in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool. When slightly cooled, squeeze roasted garlic out of peels.

  3. Combine roasted garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the work bowl of a food processor. Process until very creamy.

Tips

Cook's Notes:

Use about 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley or mint for a fresh herby taste, or try adding a teaspoon of curry or paprika. Get crazy! Hummus is amazingly versatile!

Substitute great northern beans for the garbanzos and add fresh basil for a Tuscan-style hummus.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
12g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* 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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