Hummus is a creamy puree of garbanzo beans and tahini (sesame seed paste) seasoned with lemon juice and garlic. It is a popular spread and dip in Greece and throughout the Middle East.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place garlic, salt, tahini, and lemon juice into a food processor; process until smooth. Pour in the garbanzo beans and 1/2 cup olive oil; process until smooth again, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Once smooth, add the sun-dried tomatoes, and pulse until they have been chopped to very small pieces and are incorporated into the hummus. Finally, add the basil, and pulse a few times until mixed in.

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  • Spread the hummus into a shallow serving dish, and make a few decorative grooves on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with paprika before serving.

Nutrition Facts

163.4 calories; 3.5 g protein; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 348.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
This recipe was absolutely delicious. I've tried many different variations of hummus but this one is my favorite. The only thing I changed was to use the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes jar instead of regular olive oil. It really gives it the kick of sun-dried tomato flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2011
I had a problem getting it to be really smooth (Might just be a problem with my food processor?) But the flavor is really good and it's a healthy and cheap snack to have on hand. Read More
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137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
This recipe was absolutely delicious. I've tried many different variations of hummus but this one is my favorite. The only thing I changed was to use the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes jar instead of regular olive oil. It really gives it the kick of sun-dried tomato flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2008
Awesome! I halfed the recipe (used 1 clove of garlic) and omitted the tahini - AMAZING! This is the best hummus I've ever had. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
This hummus is the best that I have ever had! One time I made this recipe and substituted the sun dryed tomatoe for 1 whole jalipeno. Again, the hummus was fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2011
Excellent start of a recipe! I was intrigued by the idea of adding sundried tomatoes...the only change I made was to roast the garlic first as I find raw garlic to be very bitter in hummus. Roasting gives it a nice sweet taste. I also used tomatoes I dried myself and elminated the use of the oil altogether as I find it isn't necessary and adds calories. I drizzle up to a 1/4 of water into the hummus while pureeing to obtain the desired consistency. With these tweaks - I have a heart healthy snack! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
What can I say? this is just a great recipe! I make it all the time now- I just need a better processor! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
Oh wow. This is SO good! I just realized I forgot to add the basil but it's still excellent. I took another reviewer's suggestion and used some of the oil from the tomatoes. The texture is just wonderful and the flavor is perfect. This will be a regular in our house. Next time I'll remember the basil! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
THE MOST AMAZING RECIPE!! As a Culinary Student at Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando my Cusines Across Cultures teacher always ask us to bring in different recipes. I like bringing in my own but since i never made hummus I brought this one.. My chef as well as a few other top chefs in our school went crazy for this!! I used more sdt's and even used some of the oil. I left the sdt's kinda chunky and made some fresh pita bread. Perfect score!! I'm deff. going to do it AGAIN.. for my catering business;) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2007
This was good - my first attempt at hummus turned out very well and I got a lot of great comments about it! I will try other recipes next time - but this one had lots of tomato flavor and a nice texture! I did add in some of the juice from the beans to thin it out a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2008
Awesome recipe! I make this weekly. I also add chopped artichoke hearts! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2011
I had a problem getting it to be really smooth (Might just be a problem with my food processor?) But the flavor is really good and it's a healthy and cheap snack to have on hand. Read More
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