In Arabic, "hummus" means simply chickpea. The dish is more properly called hummus bi tahina ("chickpea and sesame")

(4.4, 26) 85% would make again
Yield: 20

Cuisine: Greek   Main Ingredient: Garbanzo Beans


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Made this tonight with chicken Lula kabobs. Wonderful!
arbpen , 2y ago

I'll never buy hummus from the store again.
usernameisunavailable , 3y ago

Great taste, easy to make. Tastes great with pita chips and veggies!!
valerie411 , 3y ago

Simple and wholesome . Will definitely makeagain
alaknanda , 3y ago

Easy to eat with anything. Delicious! I made it for a relative party and everybody loved it!
jenflier , 3y ago

I don't usually like hummus, but LOVE this recipe. The mint is such a delicious addition. I eliminate the cumin and throw in lots of lemon, garlic, mint, and parsley. Would be great with kalamata olives, too.
evejoybrown , 3y ago

I am so excited 2try this recipe...thank u.
tassiedo4me , 4y ago

This was excellent. Could have used a bit more olive oil to make it a bit creamier. The mint was a nice touch.
mikes85004 , 4y ago

if I don't have the tahini, what else I could use and in what quantities according to recipe.
lrosado09 , 4y ago

Great base recipe! I used 8 cloves of garlic and used peanut butter instead of tahini (I don't like the flavor), then added about a tablespoon of sesame oil. I also added a little onion powder, cracked black pepper, and extra cumin. Inplan on adding chipotle peppers in the future for an added kick.
jojoshoes , 4y ago

Nice and easy to make, but I think there is something wrong with the amount of garlic in recipe, perhaps it should have been 2 teaspoons or 2 cloves. My 2 Tablespoons was a whole bulb of garlic. There was a real strong taste that did not seem right, so I had to double the recipe to fix, obviously without the garlic this time. Then it tasted quite nice.
darrent , 4y ago

Please also indicate garlic amount in average size cloves. Also would be good to indicate how much net chickpea (drained to take).
iuliacarpov , 4y ago

Yummy! Great recipe. I wasn't sure if I should drain the chickpeas. I decided to drain them. Turned out great.
bridgetm317 , 4y ago

Thankyou Cyrano - this is a fantastic and simple recipe. My only recommendation is if you are making it for a party make twice as much as you think you'll need - because if your like my wife and me you'll be eating it straight before your guests arrive and they will absolutely love it.
lagonexus , 4y ago

Best hummus recipe I have made! Super Yummy :)
mischiefsmom , 5y ago

Thank you for such a simple and effective recipe, my first try at hummus and it turned out really well! I couldn't find tahini so I used sesame oil, but I will use the real thing in my next try.

THIS is the one. I have been trying out different recipes for hummus, but none have had the consistency or flavor I was looking for. I didn't add the mint or sumac, but it was great.
pammowry , 5y ago

Made this yesterday. It was good but it seems to be missing something. I will make it again but I'll try to spice it up some.
tpak , 5y ago

I love this! So easy, and tastes incredibly fresh. Great to bring to parties. I'll never buy the prepared stuff again!
evejoybrown , 5y ago

I followed the recipe, except for the mint. I was not sure about the mint and it tasted too good before adding it to risk messing it up.
garnede , 5y ago

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