Hommus: The Original Recipe

In my last post I promised you that I would share with you the original, authentic hommus recipe. I made it as a snack the other day and it tasted fabulous (and much better than store-bought hommus in my opinion).

And of course, you know I wouldn't be posting this recipe if it wasn't easy...


2 cups hommus (soaked overnight if you are using dry hommos as I did rather than canned)
2 to 3 tablespoons tehini (depends on your personal taste - start with 2 and add on from there)
The juice from 2 lemons
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Add all the ingredients together in a blender. Blend until the consistency is smooth (add more olive oil if necessary).

Garnish with parsley and lemon peel. Drizzle with quality extra virgin olive oil.

Serve with pita bread.

Serves 4

Enjoy :)


  1. yummm!!!! it looks delicious. Love the yellow rose-like thing in the center!!

  2. Thanks so much Ramya :) That yellow flower is made of lemon skin -- just peel it and roll it in and it will make that shape :)

  3. it looks great.........but i have a quetion, does'nt the soaked chickpeas not be cooked before its blend with the other ingredients?????

  4. Ah, yes...much, much better than the store-bought variety! Thanks so much for the recipe, Nirvana!

  5. Thanks everyone -- sorry for the late reply, I've been in Istanbul.

    Anonymous: if you soak them for long enough no need to cook the chickpeas.

  6. Nice looking hummus! Hummus is one of my favorite dips/spreads. Nice and simple and yet so good!


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