Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus


Hummus is a cream prepared with chickpeas with tahini (sesame paste), garlic, lemon juice and spices, the mixture is delicious and is perfect for dipear, usually taken with some type of flat bread in Arabic style.

hummus means in Arabic chickpea, is a recipe that is prepared throughout the Middle East, in Turkey, Greece, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Armenia, Cyprus, and it is believed that its origin is in Egypt.

Being a traditional dish, each place and each house is inevitably given a different touch.


The largest consumption of hummus in Europe is in the United Kingdom where this sauce is popular since the mid-80.


Hummus became popular in Europe and the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, and since then it has not stopped growing in popularity.

The country that consumes the most hummus on the European continent is the United Kingdom, where this sauce is very popular.

In 2010, a Greek businessman introduced him to the Spanish market when he was already a leader in hummus sales in the United Kingdom, and since then sales have not stopped growing, you know which product I am referring to and in which Valencia supermarket chain is sold .

The hummus sold in supermarkets is not among the worst sauces you can find, but it is much better to do it at home and as I always tell you, control the ingredients.


Prepare the hummus at home, take less than 10 minutes and control the ingredients.


Keep in mind that it is very easy to make, it takes approximately 10 minutes and the result is a sauce with first-class ingredients, you can also adjust the spices and the quantities of each of the basic ingredients to your liking, that way you will get your hummus perfect and you will not want to try another one.

Another advantage of preparing the hummues at home is that the main ingredient will be the chickpeas, while if you read the labels of industrial hummus, the average usually contains only an 60% of legumes.

That's why the industrial version becomes sporadic and not usual consumption, while the homemade version could be consumed daily without problems.


Consume it with raw vegetables and enjoy a very healthy snack.


At the time of consuming it I adapt it to my circumstances, avoiding the flours at all costs, I take it with crudités or with my seed cookies, another possibility is to prepare some crispy vegetable chips in the oven.


classic hummus


For a while I was consuming few vegetables, but now I usually consume them twice a week and they feel very good, if you follow a feeding style paleo I know you avoid them, but if not, I recommend you take them at least once a week.

In addition to the classic hummus, the chickpea with tahini and other spices, you can also prepare a similar dip with lentils or white beans, adding tahini, lemon, olive oil and the same spices as the traditional version, I do not know if you have tried, but it is also very rich.

I like to take it with vegetables and raw or cooked al dente, with flour-free seed crackers or crunchy vegetable chips, prepared in the oven.


Prepare hummus at home and offer it to children, it is easy to consume and most love it.


Add this dish to your recipe book, if you have not done it yet, because it is very worthwhile and it is a different way of taking vegetables, especially in the hot months when a stew or a plate of lentils do not appeal.

It is also ideal to share, a healthy snack for your meetings with friends and family. Offer it to children, most love it and it has the advantage that it is very easy to eat.

Why I like this recipe so much:

  • Low price
  • It is prepared in a short time.
  • I control the ingredients.
  • It is a different way to consume vegetables.
  • Like children


classic hummus


How can you consume hummus:

  • As an appetizer, to share.
  • As a sauce, flavoring other recipes.
  • Dip, to dip your favorite vegetables and vegetables.
  • Main dish, especially in summer when hot dishes do not appeal.

The truth is that I'm only able to see advantages in this recipe, do you? how about?.

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Read the complete recipe below and prepare it at home by adjusting the ingredients to your liking, it is best to try it as you prepare it, so you will not fail. Health! 🙂


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Classic Hummus

Hummus is a cream prepared with chickpeas with tahini, garlic, lemon juice and spices. A great way to consume vegetables.

DIsh Appetizer, dip, Starter
Kitchen Arab
keyword chickpeas, hummus, legumes
Preparation time 20 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal
Composer missblasco


  • 400 grams canned chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoonful sea ​​salt
  • 1/4 teaspoonful paprika
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoonful cumin in grain or powder
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 pinch sweet paprika from Vera

Elaboration step by step

  1. I usually use canned chickpeas, the first thing you should do is wash them with water and drain them very well.

  2. Reserve a few for the final decoration.

  3. Introduce the chickpeas in your kitchen robot and add the lemon juice, the 2 cda of tahini, 1 cda of olive oil, the salt, the clove of garlic and the cumin. Add two tablespoons of water and start crushing, if it is too dry, add more water, otherwise leave it that way.

  4. Serve the cream on a plate and garnish with the olive oil, sweet paprika and chickpeas you had previously reserved.

  5. Take it with carrot, cucumber, celery, broccoli or cauliflower al dente, choose what you like the most.

Recipe Notes

  • You can find tahini or sesame paste in health food stores and Arab food stores. It can also be done at home if you have a very powerful robot, you only have to process the sesame seeds, but I prefer to buy it. I also use it in some dressings. It is worth choosing a good quality one, the product yields a lot.
Nutritional Information
Classic Hummus
Amount per serving
Calories 273 Derivatives of 117 fats
% of the recommended daily value *
Fat 13g20%
Saturated fats 1g6%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium: XNUMX% RDI 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Proteins 10g20%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C: XNUMX% RDI 3.8mg5%
Soccer 60mg6%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percentages of Daily Values ​​are based on a diet of 2000 calories.


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