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Authentic Lebanese Hummus Recipe

Creamy, homemade hummus is so easy to prepare and a million times better than store-bought!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 195kcal


  • 1 15 oz canned garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup olive oil divided
  • ¼ cup lemon juice fresh
  • 3 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic (or fresh garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika (or cayenne pepper)


  • Drain garbanzo bean, reserving a few tablespoons of the liquid for later use. Add garbanzo beans to a food processor, along with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Reserve the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until you have a smooth texture. Add the reserved garbanzo beans liquid to achieve the right consistency. ​

Serving Suggestions

  • To serve this authentic hummus recipe, transfer the hummus to a deep plate or bowl and smooth with the back of a spoon. Create a well in the center and pour the remaining olive oil into it. Sprinkle the hummus with paprika or cayenne pepper. Serve plated hummus with pita chips or pita bread.


  • I've never been a huge fan of cumin so I've never added it to my hummus mixture. If you do like it, feel free to add some. Remember, a little goes a long way!
  • Sprinkling hummus with Za'atar gives it a delicious nutty, earthy flavor.
  • Instead of drizzling hummus with olive oil, drizzle with sesame oil, it's a great way to incorporate even more sesame flavor.
  • Store leftover hummus in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 595mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g