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Final plated dish showing hummus with olive oil and garnished with paprika and parsley

Best Hummus Recipe

This is the best hummus recipe based on the authentic Lebanese methods. Hummus is a healthy snack that's made with a few ingredients and perfect for parties
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil for serving
  • Paprika for serving
  • Fresh parsley for serving

Instructions

  • Place chickpeas in a bowl of water and rub them together to peel the skin (optional step, but helps create a creamy texture).
  • Drain the garbanzo beans and transfer them to a food processor. Blend them alone until they become powder-like, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Add the lemon juice, tahini, garlic cloves and salt and 2-3 ice cubes, and blend for about 5 minutes until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed by adding more lemon juice or salt.
  • Spoon the hummus onto a plate or bowl, and spread the hummus with the back of a spoon to create swirls.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with paprika and fresh parsley. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about one week in the fridge.
Sourcing: You can find the tahini at Middle Eastern markets, natural-food stores or even in large supermarkets, often located with other Middle Eastern ingredients.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However if you are allergic to tahini, I would recommend using olive oil in its place. If you have other questions about any substitutions, please feel free to ask.
Equipment: I use the Kitchen Aid food processor to make the hummus. It is super efficient and blends at an incredible speed to create a smooth and creamy consistency.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.  This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for one serving without any toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.1mg