Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I was going through some old recipe files and came across this recipe from a local mediterranean restaurant no longer in business. I had never made it so I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients except oil and parsely in food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Slowly add 1/4 cup olive oil and continue processing until mixed well.
  4. If mixture is too stiff add water a little at a time until it reaches a smooth and creamy consistency (you don't want it runny).
  5. Remove from processor and add parsley.
  6. Chill for at least four hours.
  7. Spread on plate in a thin layer.
  8. Drizzle additional oil on top.
  9. Sprinkle with paprika and served with pita bread.


Most Helpful

Delish. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said before. I look forward to making this again, though I think I'll cut the cumin down to 2 t.

The Pixelated Vegetarian February 03, 2008

Excellent! I only roughly chopped the garlic, and the processor did the rest. similarly, instead of mincing the parsley, I just put it in the centre of the processor after the rest was done and gave it a couple of pulses. I also added a bit more lemon juice, and maybe a bit more garlic (I didn't really measure it). For the water, I ended up using 1/8 cup for a half recipe of hummus.

Yukon Matt June 10, 2006

Did not care for this recipe. It was too lemony for me, not enough garlic. I found a store bought we love for garlic lovers, hoped this would save us some money. This just didnt do the trick by not being garlicky enough. I had hoped it was going to be good, it makes a ton, and I paid over $5 for the jar of tahini, hate to throw it out...

BethR April 16, 2012

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