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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Hummus is a Middle Eastern preparation, consisting of mashed chickpeas and tahini. It is a typical dish of Arabic, Jewish, Armenian and Levantine cuisine.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek, Israeli, Jordanien, Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 10 oz. cooked and drained chickpeas (keep some cooking water)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini)
  • ½ freshly squeezed lemon
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Aleppo pepper (or smoked paprika)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • A few flat parsley leaves , finely chopped
  1. Take a dozen chickpeas and set them aside for the garnishing.
  2. Remove the skin from all the remaining chickpeas by rubbing with the palm of the hands.
  3. Place the well drained chickpeas in a blender. Mix lightly while adding some cooking water.
  4. Add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt, and continue mixing by slowly incorporating ¾ of the olive oil until obtaining a smooth and creamy texture.
  5. Finally, pour the hummus into a serving dish.
  6. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the hummus.
  7. Sprinkle Aleppo pepper (or smoked paprika).
  8. Add the few whole chickpeas and parsley.
  9. Serve chilled with pita bread.