My Grandmother's Hummus

  • Hands-on Time

    5 min

  • Total Time

    5 min

  • Difficulty

    Super Simple

  • Servings

    About 6

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My Grandmother’s Hummus


My grandmother's hummus

  • 16 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • About 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil
  • Optional toppings: sumac, chopped parsley, pine nuts


My grandmother's hummus

Add the chickpeas, tahini and about 1/4 cup of water to a food processor. Blend and use a spoon or spatula to scrape the mixture down from the sides of the mixing bowl.

Add the lemon juice and pulse. Slowly add in the remaining water (about 1/4 cup), while pulsing, until the consistency is as smooth as you want it to be. Then add the chopped garlic and salt and give it a final whirl.

Serve, topped with a hearty drizzle of olive oil and any other optional toppings.