FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100!!

Middle Eastern Hummus (Greece, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Egypt)

September 11, 2018

Courtesy of Rebecca Woodland

This classic Middle-Eastern pureed chickpea (garbanzo) appetizer is typically served with pita, falafel, or raw vegetables, but it works well as a dip or spread on almost anything.

2 (15 oz.) cans garbanzo beans                          

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. tahini                                                           

up to ½ tsp. sea salt (or less, to taste)

1 garlic clove, peeled and mashed                      

2 Tbsp. Lemon Fused Olive Oil

Spicy Harissa Olive Oil (for drizzle)   

  1. Open cans. Pour beans into colander. Run water over them to remove the foam. (Do not skip this step!!)
  2. Put beans into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an S-blade (at least 9-cup bowl). Fork the lemon over the bowl so the juice runs into the bowl. Add tahini, salt, garlic, and Lemon Olive Oil.
  3. Process for 5-10 seconds, or until hummus reaches desired texture. Some like chunky, others prefer it smooth. A bit of water may be needed to achieve desired consistency.
  4. To serve, pour hummus into a bowl. Drizzle with Spicy Harissa Olive Oil. Sprinkle with paprika or Turkish pepper. Garnish with parsley.

NOTE: If you don’t have tahini, substitute1/4 cup walnut pieces. Put walnuts into food processor and pulse a few times before adding garbanzo beans and remaining ingredients.  Warning: Spicy Harissa Oil packs a lot of heat! Drizzle sparingly.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Recipes

Polenta squares topped with pesto or tapenade
Polenta squares topped with pesto or tapenade

December 03, 2018

Continue Reading

Rainbow Spinach Salad
Rainbow Spinach Salad

December 03, 2018

Festive colors and flavors highlight this non-traditional spinach salad. Feel free to experiment with different added-in ingredients, or with different pairings of olive oils and vinegars.

Continue Reading

Blood Orange Brownies
Blood Orange Brownies

December 03, 2018

These brownies will spoil you forever. Don’t be put off by the name. The secret ingredient is Blood Orange Olive Oil! 

Continue Reading

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the freshest news!