Hummus Bi Tahina (Turkish Hummus)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

We travel to Turkey every year in April for a holiday. This recipe is as close as we can get to the hummus we enjoy each year during our stay there.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients (except those for garinsh) in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend into a smooth, creamy paste.
  3. Taste and add more lemon juice or salt to suit your taste.
  4. It should be the creamy consistency of mashed potatoes.
  5. Thin with additional lemon juice, chick pea liquid or water if necessary.
  6. Scrape into an attractive looking bowl.
  7. Drizzle oil over the surface in a decorative pattern and sprinkle with ground chili pepper and freshly chopped parsley.
  8. Serve with wedges of pita bread and raw vegetables.
Most Helpful

This is not a Turkish food. You can call this as an Arabic food but not Turkish. Try to categorize foods better so that people will not be disappointed when they meet with real Turks.

onurodyakmaz January 19, 2014

Can't believe that it's got 4.4 grams of saturated fat though? Delicious, agree with adding a half teaspoon of ground cumin and I also added a quarter of hot chilli powder for extra bite :-)

philinbulgaria July 07, 2013

Just made your hummus today and it came out great. I had no problem with it since I avoided the hassle and used 2 cans of beans. Popped everything in the food processor and voila. We love lemon garlic and tahini and found the ratio is perfect. The only thing I added was a half tsp of cumin, since we Armenians love cumin. Thanks for posting...will certainly make this again!

manushag February 01, 2012