Classic Middle Eastern Hummus

Classic Middle Eastern Hummus
Classic Middle Eastern Hummus

Classic Middle Eastern Hummus

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8 servings
Calories 138 kcal


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 16 oz canned chickpeas drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame tahini paste
  • 1 lemon juiced (be sure to remove seeds)
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid from the chickpeas
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco or other favorite hot sauce optional
  • 1/4 c minced flat parsley


  • Peel and finely mince the garlic. Use a garlic press or the food processor fitted with the steel blade.
  • Blend the tahini to mix the oil and solid paste.
  • Add the garlic, chick peas, salt, tahini and lemon juice to the food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed.
  • Slowly pour in the olive oil while the processor is running.
  • Check texture and add the liquid from the chick peas. Process to form a smooth consistency.
  • Add Tabasco and taste for seasoning.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Recipe by Mary C. Merola May 1992


Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 455mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 165IUVitamin C: 10.2mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1.1mg
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