Mediterranean Classic: Hummus


Immerse yourself in the flavors of the Mediterranean with our classic Hummus. This beloved bean dip is renowned for its creamy texture and versatile taste. Made from a simple yet perfect blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, it's a dish that celebrates the simplicity and richness of its ingredients. Whether you're dipping, spreading, or simply savoring, hummus is a delightful addition to any meal.

Mediterranean Classic: Hummus

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes (if using canned chickpeas)
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 9g


  • Chickpeas, drained and rinsed: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Tahini: 60 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon juice: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Paprika: for garnish
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. In a food processor, blend chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt until smooth.
  2. Gradually add olive oil while blending to achieve a creamy consistency.
  3. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  4. Serve in a bowl, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with paprika.

Culinary Tips

  • For extra smoothness, peel the chickpeas before blending.
  • Add roasted red peppers or olives for a flavorful twist.


Can I make hummus without tahini?

Yes, but tahini adds a unique flavor and creaminess.

How long can I store hummus?

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze hummus?

Yes, it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before serving.

Our Mediterranean Classic: Hummus is more than just a dip; it's a journey through the rich culinary heritage of the Mediterranean. Perfect for sharing, it brings people together over a love for simple, wholesome food. Dive into its creamy goodness and let every bite take you on a flavorful adventure. Bon appétit! 🌿🥣🍋