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Easy Authentic Hummus Recipe for a Homemade Traditional Hummus. Copyright 2020 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Authentic Hummus Recipe

This easy authentic hummus recipe makes a homemade traditional hummus that a Lebanese friend taught me in Abu Dhabi in the late Nineties. I make this classic hummus recipe whenever we have cravings for Arabic food or are missing the Middle East. It’s perfect for pandemic cooking if you have a can of chick peas in the cupboard.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dip
Cuisine: Lebanese
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 1443kcal
Author: Terence Carter


  • 400 g canned chickpeas
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sumac or paprika to garnish


  • Drain the chickpeas, but keep the juice.
  • Remove the skins from the chickpeas.
  • Put some chickpeas aside for garnish.
  • Place the chickpeas, garlic powder, olive oil, tahini paste, cumin and lemon juice in a food processor and process until combined.
  • Add some of the chickpea juice and process again until quite smooth.
  • Serve in a bowl and ripple the surface. Add a drizzle of olive oil, add the chickpeas and sprinkle with a little sumac, or if you can't get hold that, with paprika.
  • Serve with fresh crunchy vegetables such as sticks of carrot, celery or cucumber, or with our sourdough crackers.


Calories: 1443kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 125g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 9mg