Rating: 4.48 stars
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Place hummus in a bowl and top with 1/4 cup olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

560 calories; protein 8.6g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fat 50.5g; sodium 244.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (58)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
Thank you Basil! Finally, a hummus recipe that tastes as good as my Middle-Eastern friends serve! And, it's so easy to make! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2012
yikes really lemony and "tahiniy" Read More
(1)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
Thank you Basil! Finally, a hummus recipe that tastes as good as my Middle-Eastern friends serve! And, it's so easy to make! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2014
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 added a little cumin. I thought it was really good, plus I got rave reviews from husband and dinner guests! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
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 Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2013
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! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2019
This was really good! It had great flavor. My only recommendation would be to combine the lemon juice and tahini together, process it, then add the chickpeas and any other ingredients. It just makes it smoother. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2013
Great starter recipe cut the olive oil in half with roasted sesame oil and roasted a whole bulb of garlic and refrigerate over night. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Reminds me of the wonderful Mediterranean food from home in New England. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
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. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
Great recipe. Though I only used about 1/4 cup of some homemade Tahini. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2012
yikes really lemony and "tahiniy" Read More
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