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lebanese hummus in a plate, topped with olive oil, paprika, pine nuts

Easy Lebanese Hummus

5 from 4 votes
Created by Mariam E.
This traditional homemade Lebanese hummus recipe is so easy to make, it's ready to serve in less than 10 minutes. Quick to make in a food processor or blender, this creamy dip is a great appetizer to serve to a crowd.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 6 serving


  • 2 15 oz canned chickpeas drained and washed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • cup lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 whole ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for topping
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts for ganishing (optional)
  • dash of paprika for garnishing (optional)
  • fresh chopped parsley for ganishing (optional)


  • Wash and drain the chickpeas very well. If you have time, peel the skin off for a smoother texture, but not required.
  • Add chickpeas in the food processor or blender with the tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic and ice cubes.
  • Blend or process for at least a minute to obtain a super smooth texture.
  • Transfer hummus to a plate and spread around using a spoon or mini spatula.
  • Top with olive oil and garnishing ingredients.


  • To obtain a super smooth texture, peel off the skin of the chickpeas.
  • To make different kinds of hummus, use this as a base recipe and add other ingredients like roasted red peppers for example to make roasted red pepper hummus, or avocado to make avocado hummus and so on.
  • Use good quality tahini. Not all tahini is created the same! Use tahini that only has one ingredient, mechanically hulled sesame seeds.
  • The longer you blend the hummus, the smoother and creamier it will get. Blend it for at least one minute in a high powdered blender, you can't over blend it!
  • Don't forget the ice cubes! The ice cubes help to achieve wonderfully smooth and creamy texture.
  • Use fresh lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice is so much zingier than bottled juice and makes a real difference.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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