Real Hummus


This recipe for hummus is a family version that has been passed down for many generations. Eat with warm pita bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, half the liquid reserved

  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • black pepper to taste


  1. Chop garlic in a blender.

    Chopped garlic in a blender

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  2. Pour garbanzo beans into the blender, reserving about 1 tablespoon for garnish. Add reserved liquid, lemon juice, tahini, and salt to the blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed.

    Blended hummus in blender

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  3. Transfer mixture to a medium serving bowl. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle pepper over the top. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.

    close up on a bowl of hummus with chickpeas served with vegetables and pita bread


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

54 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* 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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