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Authentic Homemade Hummus

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Oshrit Abergil – @oshritabergil
This authentic homemade hummus is a delicious way to have a healthy, nourishing meal.
Servings: 2


  • 2 cups dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • ¼ cup cooking water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ cup raw tahini
  • ¼ cup water (add gradually as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Soak the chickpeas in water for at least 10 hours.
  • Drain the water, rinse well and transfer to a deep pot.
  • Add the baking soda and cover the chickpeas with water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and cook until they are completely soft, about 1-1.5 hours.
  • During this time, remove the foam and the chickpea shells from the cooking water.
  • When the chickpeas are ready, you can set some aside for garnish.
  • Transfer the chickpeas to a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. Process until you get a smooth and soft paste. Keep in mind that hummus solidifies in the fridge, so it is okay if the texture is more liquid-like.


Serving options:
◦ Put some chickpeas on top of hummus, and add olive oil, parsley, paprika and cumin. ◦ Onions and mushrooms: fry onions and mushrooms until they golden, then add parsley, turmeric, cumin and paprika. ◦ Ground beef: fry an onion until golden, then add ground beef and pine nuts and cook until the liquid is reduced. Add spices to taste.


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The popular toppings are usually spiced ground beef with lamb fat, beans, tahini sauce, hard boiled eggs and sautéed mushrooms and onions, but you can certainly get creative and try out other toppings!

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