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The Classic Middle Eastern Hummus...

Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
240 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT The Classic Middle Eastern Hummus... RECIPE

A classic Middle Eastern dip that is popular all over the World. It can be used as a spread on sandwiches or served warm with pita and breadsticks. An eons old Middle Eastern dip that is loved by many for it's creamy, velvety smooth texture and taste, is easy to be whipped up at home. The trick lies behind the right blending. A constant blitz with olive oil added little by little without adding all at a time is actually the correct way of doing it. It takes about a good 15 minutes of blitz with an interval of few seconds after each 4 minutes. Try this beautiful dip for your families at home and experience for yourselves the lovely taste of it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Middle Eastern
  • Blending
  • Accompaniment
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Chickpeas canned or fresh ones 400 gm
  2. Salt 1 tbsp
  3. Olive oil 1/2 cup
  4. Garlic cloves 2
  5. Lemon juice 1/4th cup
  6. Tahini paste 3 to 4 tbsp (pureed sesame)
  7. Paprika 1/2 tsp


  1. If using fresh ones, soak the chickpeas overnight or for 4 hours at the least.
  2. Boil them with little salt and drain.
  3. To a blender, add these boiled chickpeas and the other ingredients as well except the olive oil.
  4. Blend until smooth and velvety.
  5. Scrape the sides as you blend and keep adding olive oil little at a time for a smooth satin like hummus.
  6. Drizzle some extra olive oil and sliced kalamata olives before serving.

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Yasmeen Ahmed
Yasmeen Ahmed   Dec-21-2017

Hummus !!! YAAAAYYYY :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Dec-19-2017


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