This hummus recipe was shared with us by one of our friends who is native to the Middle East. After trying it, my husband stopped buying hummus from the store and makes it by himself.  We both agree this fresh hummus is delicious.


– 1-1/3 cup dry chickpeas
2/3 cup tahini
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Extra olive oil, to garnish
Paprika, to garnish
Fresh parsley, to garnish


1. Soak the chickpeas in 4 cups water overnight.


2. Drain and place in large saucepan with 8 cups fresh water.

3. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 50 min, or until the chickpeas are tender. Turn heat off, let chickpeas cool down in a pan (about for an hour).

4. Drain, reserve the cooking liquid. Put 10-15 chickpeas in small separate bowl, we will use them for garnish.

5. Place in food processor chickpeas and add ½ cup of cooking liquid.


6. Add in food processor, tahini, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and process for about 5 seconds. Add another ½ cup of cooking liquid and process for about 10 seconds until it is smooth. Try do not overmix, it has to be a little bit grainy.  Add additional small amount of cooking liquid if hummus is too thick. Adjust salt if necessary.


7. Place in serving dish, garnished with whole chick peas, a sprinkling of paprika, a drizzle of olive oil and parsley.Serve with pita bread.



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