Traditional Hummus Recipe

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I love the smooth texture of this hummus recipe. The nutty flavor from the sesame seed paste combined with the tangy lemon flavor and a hint of garlic gives this hummus an almost three-dimensional flavor.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 78
Fat 6g
Saturated fat 1g
Carbohydrates 5g
Sugar 78
Sodium 124mg
Fiber 1g
Protein 2g
Cholesterol 0mg

Traditional Hummus Recipe

2 cups
Prep time: Total time:


  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • [1/4] cup fresh lemon juice
  • [1/2] tsp. salt
  • [1/4] cup plain Greek yogurt
  • [1/2] cup tahini paste
  • 2 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 fresh mint leaves


In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, and salt for 2 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl with a rubber spatula.

Add Greek yogurt, tahini paste, and extra-virgin olive oil and blend for 1 minute or until creamy and well combined.

Add mint leaves, and pulse for 30 seconds or until you see little specks of green mint throughout.

Serve, or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Mediterranean Morsel
Presentation is a big part of eating in the Mediterranean culture, and serving your food in appealing dishes with pretty garnish is a must. To serve hummus, spread it onto a nice plate, garnish with fresh sprigs of parsley or mint, sprinkle with paprika, and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. The olive oil not only makes the hummus look nice, it also adds flavor, keeps the hummus moist, and prevents it from drying out.

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