26 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 85% would make again

Ready in 10 minutes

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

"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. "


1 16-oz can Garbanzo beans; or Chick Peas
6 tablespoon Tahini; (sesame butter)
2 tablespoon Lemon Juice; maybe three according to your taste
2 tablespoon Garlic; minced
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
3 ounce olive oil
4 tablespoon Parsley; fresh chopped
2 tablespoon Mint; fresh chopped
Summac; for garnish, optional
Paprika; for garnish, optional

Original recipe makes 20



Place first six ingredients on food processor. Mix until it forms a smooth paste. Add oil slowly while motor is running. Remove from processor and stir in parsley and mint. Sprinkle with either Summac or Paprika. Serve with pita bread.

Most super markets carry Tahini. Summac can be found in Middle Eastern markets. Paprika will work just as well if you do not have it.

Traditionally servred with Pita Bread. Chips, crackers, celery, carrots and other items may also be used.

Milestones in Hummus History:

400 BC - Plato and Socrates write about the benefits of Hummus in their diets.

1200 AD - Mediterranean countries list Hummus as a staple.

1910 AD - Waves of immigrants bring Hummus to America.

1981 AD - Some regional brands of Hummus appear in supermarkets.

2006 AD - Big Oven publishes my Hummus recipe. (O.K. so it's not really a milestone.)

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Made this tonight with chicken Lula kabobs. Wonderful!
arbpen 1y ago

I'll never buy hummus from the store again.
usernameisunavailable 2y ago

Great taste, easy to make. Tastes great with pita chips and veggies!!
Valerie411 2y ago

Simple and wholesome . Will definitely makeagain
alaknanda 2y 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 3y ago

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