Mediterranean Hummus Appetizer

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by gailanng

Inspired by Zea's Hummus Appetizer Platter. Refrigerate time not included. (So good I strongly suggest doubling the hummus recipe since you'll already have on hand the toppings.) Note: I made a remarkable discovery. Adding lemon zest makes for extraordinary so I added it as an optional ingredient. Update: Substituting about half of the olive oil with chickpea juice makes for a fluffier hummus. Note: Since originally posting this recipe, I've come to realize that boiling your chickpeas for about 5 minutes makes for a better end product. Make sure you reserve the juice should you want a thinner hummus. Should you cook your own chickpeas from dried, use 1 1/2 cups drained chickpeas to equal the amount in a 15 ounce can.

Top Review by Sharon123

I really enjoyed this with chips. It's the first time my DS has tried hummuus and he couldn't get enough and has asked me to make more. I was stumped as I had no yogurt or sour cream so subbed mayonnaise. It worked just fine. Thanks! Made for PRMR game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all hummus ingredients into a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Add some reserved broth should you desire a thinner hummus.
  2. Refrigerate for about 1 – 3 hours for flavors to blend.
  3. Transfer mixture to a serving plate and spread hummus out evenly into a circle. Garnish with the above toppings according to your taste in the order listed. Sprinkle over all with paprika or sumac.
  4. Serve with warmed pita triangles.

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