I love hummus especially since I grew up in the Middle East. It’s so easy to make, so nutritious either as a snack or even as a spread. Can be made in minutes! If I’m throwing a party, 9 out of 10 times, I will likely have a large platter on my menu.
This is so versatile, once you’ve mastered the basic recipe(which will take all of 5 minutes), you can move on to some interesting variations – extra Garlic, Red Pepper, Herb or Olive.
Basic Hummus


  • Ingredients
  • 19 oz can Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans (reserve a few)
  • Juice of a Lemon
  • 2 tbsps Olive oil
  • 4 cloves Spiced Garlic
  • 3 tbsps Tahina (sesame paste)
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Water as required


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and start to blend together
  2. As water as required and blend till the hummus is smooth
  3. Serve on a platter, covered with Olive oil, a pinch of paprika, cumin, oregano and sumac.
  4. Garnish with reserved chickpeas and eat with pita bread.