Recipe by livie

A perfect traditional recipe for authentic hummus. I learned how to make this while living in the middle east. Everyone always asks for the recipe.

Top Review by ehsharona

Great hummus. Just like I used to eat in dubai. The only thing I would do is add a bit more garlic but that Im sure is a matter of preference.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 1/2 cup reserved bean liquid in blender or food processor container.
  2. Add beans, garlic and lemon juice; start blender.
  3. Add reserved juice a little at a time till mixture runs smooth through blender but still has a thick consistency (all together about 1/4-1/2 cup reserved juice).
  4. Add tahini paste and salt; blend 3-4 minutes till nice and smooth.
  5. Place hummus into a large serving bowl.
  6. Cover and chill 2-3 hours in the refrigerator or till nicely chilled.
  7. When ready to serve, drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
  8. Serve with pita bread.

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