Easy Hummus

Growing up on Hummus I feel like I’m an expert when it comes to authentic Lebanese Hummus and this is the easiest and most authentic way to make hummus! It’s my families favorite and my kids can make it too!


The Secret to Creamy Hummus:

We all know and have tasted grainy hummus or you probably made grainy hummus. You probably decided that Costco Hummus is better because it’s creamy. But let me tell you the secret to making it smooth and lovely! The secret to creamy hummus is to boil the garbanzo beans before hand! I will give you the step by step instructions on how to make this Easy Hummus!

Instructions

Boil the drained garbanzo beans with half cup of water for a few minutes. Turn off the heat and immediately pour the mixture into a food processor. Add your garlic and salt and close the lid to your food processor. Turn on the pulse setting and let it run for 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides.

Add the Tahini and lemon juice and pulse for another minute and you’re done! You should have smooth hummus!! Give it a taste and see if it’s to your liking!

Optimize your hummus preparation by transferring it to a storage container and covering it with a paper towel to prevent crust formation during cooling. Choose to serve immediately or follow this optional step for personalized preference—there’s no strict rule.

When you are ready to serve your hummus. Spread it onto a pretty plate, using a spoon to create crevices. Pour extra virgin olive oil over…I like a lot of olive oil but that too is up to your preference on how you like your Hummus!


What is Za’atar Spice?

Za’atar Spice is a blend of savory dried herbs like oregano. marjoram or thyme, and toasted earthy spices like cumin and coriander, with sesame seeds, salt and the most important ingredient of all… sumac! Sumac gives it the delicious unexpected tanginess that to me, is the key to the best zaatar. You can find zaatar at any local middle eastern stores. You can also purchase it from Terranean Herbs which is my personal favorite! https://terraneanherbs.com

Easy Hummus

Rose Gebran
Growing up on Hummus this is the easiest and most authentic way to make hummus! It’s my families favorite and my kids can make it too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Sauce Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can garbanzo beans drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • Olive oil extra virgin
  • Za’atar spice Optional

Instructions
 

  • Boil the drained garbanzo beans with half cup of water for a few minutes
  • Pour the boiled mixture in food processor
  • Add salt and garlic and pulse for 3 minutes
  • Add lemon juice and tahini and pulse until nice and smooth
  • If it’s too thick, add some cold water until you get a nice consistency.
Keyword Hummus

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Robin Lee Weidner
    January 4, 2024 at 10:43 am

    5 stars
    I have eaten this hummus made by the master (Rose) and it is beyond perfect. Now that I have the recipe here, this is totally happening. But first, I need to order the fancy spice. Rose, do you sprinkle on the Zaatar at the end? Or does it get blended in the food processing. Congrats on the new website!

    • Reply
      Rose Gebran
      January 9, 2024 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much for your glowing review! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the hummus. Regarding the Zaatar, I recommend sprinkling it on at the end for an extra burst of flavor. Happy cooking, and I appreciate your support for the new website!

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