How to Make Authentic Hummus

by Kitchen Baharat

A staple food in every Middle Eastern home, hummus is a savory chickpea dip with a hint of garlic and smoothed out with tahini.


  • Blender
  • 2 400 Can of chickpeas
  • ⅓ Cups Tahini
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 Pinch Cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil to garnish
  • Mint to garnish
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Open your cans of chickpeas and reserve approximately half a cup of the liquid. Drain the remaining liquid and put chickpeas in blender.

    Step 2

    Add the tahini to the chickpeas (alternatively, if your blender is weak, add tahini at the very end).

    Step 3

    Add the juice of two lemons (one lemon if you don't want it so tangy).

    Step 4

    Add a pinch of cumin - I used the tip of a knife.

    Step 5

    Peel one clove of garlic and add to the blender. Blend mixture until you reach a smooth consistency.

    Step 6

    If you find the mixture is too thick and isn't mixing well, add some of the chickpea liquid you reserved, adding a little at a time until smooth consistency is achieved.

    Step 7

    Remove hummus from blender into a mixing bowl. Add salt to taste (I added approx 1 heaping tsp). Also, if you want a stronger tahini taste, add another tbsp like I did.

    Step 8

    To serve, place hummus in dish and garnish with olive oil, mint, a few dashes of red pepper (if you like heat), and sprinkle a few pine nuts around to finish it off! Sahtein! (To your health!)