Best AUTHENTIC traditional hummus spread + pro TIPS

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We have tried to make this recipe for a traditional hummus spread taste just like an authentic hummus spread.

traditional hummus spreads are usually are made from chickpeas, which are cooked, mashed, and blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.

Hummus is very common in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, And it is best served with hot pita bread.

traditional  hummus
traditional Mediterranean hummus

Making Hummus is really simple, but not all hummus are the same.

I started noticing that each time the taste is unique, so there is what to expect every time.

So it did took me a few experiments, but I think there are some tips that make a difference.

for sure you will impress everyone who tries it – including yourself.

Tips for a better hummus spread

traditional  hummus Soaked and dried chickpeas
traditional hummus Soaked and dried chickpeas
  • The order you add the ingredients to your food processor is really important, Tahini and lemon juice go in first.
  • Then turn on the food processor for at least a minute before adding the chickpeas and everything else.
  • If using dried chickpeas you should soak them for 6-12 hours in cold water, replacing the water every 1-2 hours.
  • boil the chickpeas for about 20 minutes even if canned, then rinse with cold water before mashing.
  • Add a little baking soda while cooking the chickpeas, this makes the chickpeas softer.
  • Rinse in cold water well before mashing, this will remove the baking soda’s after taste.
traditional hummus breakfast meal with chopped Salad and lemonade


  • 1 can chickpeas, using only half the liquid
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil


  • Put lemon and tehini in blender, stir for 1 minute
  • Pour the chickpeas into the blender
  • Add the garlic, salt, black pepper, lemon juice and olive oil
  • Blend until mixed to desired texture

Transfer the spread to a deep bowl, add a little more olive oil and garnish as desired

Feel free to comment or contact me for any questions or issues.

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