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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. 

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  1. I love hummus. It tastes so much better making it than buying it pre made. Thank you for sharing.

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    July 24, 2015
  2. I love hummus. I have made it with dried beans too, using my pressure cooker, 40 minutes to pressure.

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    July 29, 2015
    • Yes I used to use dry but not much any more. I do make falafal with dry beans. Do you like middle eastern food?

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      July 29, 2015
      • 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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        July 29, 2015
  3. It sounds and looks delicious. All my best wishes. Aquileana 😀


    January 20, 2016
  4. Thank you dear.

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    February 25, 2016
  5. I’ve made this recipe previously and just dropped back in knowing I could easily locate it here and wanted to make it for the upcoming weekend. It was simple and worked out well. Thank you.

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    March 23, 2016
  6. 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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    June 9, 2016
  7. Hey Lynn! I swung by to check out hummus recipe since I’m craving it! I’m printing it out along with Antonia’s they both seem easy enough to make; especially using canned beans.

    Hope you’re enjoying your break, and having a wonderful summer with the kids, and those two lovely Grandson’s of yours. Be well, and safe! xx

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    August 7, 2017
    • Xxxx thanks dear! Have had a busy summer and have been fighting ocd and ptsd! I am hoping to start blogging again! Miss you and your gorgeous photos!!


      August 13, 2017

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