Traditional Hummus

This is my mother’s recipe for creamy hummus. She cooked every day the food she learned how to cook when she was growing up. She gave us a history lesson of our culture and our family every night at the dinner table.

Original recipe makes 2 cups


3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup olive oil
1 cup tahini
3 lemons, juiced
salt to taste
1/4 cup olive oil

  • PREP

    15 mins


    15 mins


  1. Place garlic in a food processor and chop thoroughly. Add garbanzo beans and blend into a paste. Pour in 1 cup olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Place hummus in a bowl and top with 1/4 cup olive oil.


Calories: 560 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 50.5 g
Fiber: 5.9 g
Protein: 8.6 g
Sodium: 244 mg