This is the authentic, basic recipe for hummus. Instead of using dry garbanzo beans, soaking them and cooking them, I now use a can of garbanzo beans. I might post something later for using dry garbanzo beans but for now it’s a can!!  Hummus has become very popular and recipes add all kinds of different things. But, if you walk down any street in Saudi Arabia, Syria or Jordan, this is the basic recipe used by traditional cooks.


1 can garbanzo beans (reserve liquid) reserve a few beans for presentation

1 large clove garlic

Juice of one large lemon (fresh is best)

1 Tbs. Tahini

1/2 tsp. salt

olive oil for top of finished hummus

In blender or food processor put beans, 1/2 cup liquid, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and salt. Blend well. Make sure garlic and all ingredients are blended well.

Pour onto plate and top with reserved beans and drizzle olive oil.

In the Middle East hummus is eaten traditionally with Arabic bread.

*You can make this hummus using your own taste requirements, so if you want more or less salt, lemon juice or garlic that is up to you. 

Check out my youtube video on lynz real cooking

20 thoughts on “Hummus

      1. I love middle eastern food. Is your falafel recipe posted on your blog? I want to try and make it, but if possible baked rather than fried. Falafel was always an “outside” food. I have never seen it homemade. But, it is perfect for my daughter Yaffa.

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      2. Well I haven’t posted it yet. I am trying to get stuff up piece by piece. I don’t make it often it is difficult! But I will try to get it up soon! I love it and yes baked would be healthier for sure. I will be posting a Syrian dish on Thursday. Rice, chicken eggplant.

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  1. Oh it seems delicious! I’m italian I never eat some like that but I wanna try! Your blog is very interesting… compliments! 🙂 I’d like very much if we could follow each other 🙂 Gì

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