Hummus is one of the most popular Middle Eastern dips,served with pita bread. This dish always reminds me of those days when I use to have with my family during weekends in Saudi. So do try this recipe.

Enjoy falafel chips dipped in hummus.Have a bite.


  • 1 16oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tbsp lemon juice(depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tsp tahini -you can find in arab or indian grocery stores
  • 2 cloves garlic,crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2tbsp olive oil


  • Drain the chickpeas and set aside liquid from can.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor.Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas.
  • Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  • Place in serving bowl;and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
  • Add a small amount around 1-2 tbsp olive oil in the well.
  • For a spicer hummus add a dash of cayenne pepper and garnish with chickpeas or parsley.
  • Serve immediately with fresh,warm pita bread.

Storing Hummus

Hummus can be refrigerated for upto 3 days and can be kept in the freezer for 1 month.Add a little olive oil if it appears too dry.