Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is from Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients, except the water and 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a food processor and process, add water slowly until smoothly pureed.
  2. Add more garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, or cumin to taste.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkled with a bit of cumin.
  4. Can be served with vegetables, crackers, or pita.
Most Helpful

Great recipe, closest to the greatest hummus on the planet... which is at Turkey Central in downtown Doha Qatar.... Its missing the noon call to prayer for the full affect, but its a close second. Add a dash of smoked paprika to the top and for color and addl flavor and I drizzled a little extra olive oil on top..

Made it again, and added a a 1/2 tsp of Tandori Masala this time... that was the finishing touch.

Jason Weiser September 08, 2012

Excellent. Sent it off to a work potluck with a bunch of Arabic co-workers. Served with pita bread. Made for team SSaSSy for ZWT6.

sarahubasics June 11, 2010

A nice tasting spread that I served with whole wheat crackers. I quartered the recipe and it worked out fine. Thanks Scarlett!

Sharon123 November 02, 2008