Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus


This hummus recipe was handed down to me by my Syrian grandmother. I took it and tweaked it just a touch, adding roasted garlic, making it my most-requested recipe. I finally made it for my grandma a few months ago and she said it was incredible. That was my Oscar moment 🙂 Even people who don’t like hummus love this recipe. And I’m modest too!

Original recipe makes 2 cups


5 unpeeled garlic cloves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Place unpeeled garlic cloves in the middle of a large square of aluminum foil. Drizzle cloves with 1 tablespoon of olive oil; wrap in foil. Roast in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool. When slightly cooled, squeeze roasted garlic out of peels.
  3. Combine roasted garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the work bowl of a food processor. Process until very creamy.


Calories: 167 kcal
Carbohydrates: 12.7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 11.8 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 4.5 g
Sodium: 413 mg