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.
Servings: 1 bowl
- 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