Home made Classic Hummus

How to make hummus and star dippers

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Make classic hummus and add different flavors to fit the holiday or occasion. Cooked garbanzo beans, tahini paste, garlic, salt, olive oil are the basics but for a twist add cooked beets or other spices and herbs.


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, peeled (from 1 to 1 1/4 cup dry chickpeas or from quality canned chickpeas.
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup (79 grams) tahini paste
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Hot water (if needed)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sumac


  1. Add chickpeas and minced garlic to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until fine a few seconds.
  2. While processor is running, tahini, salt, lemon juice and ice cubes. Blend for about 4 minutes or so. If consistency is too thick, run processor and slowly add a little hot water. Blend until desired smooth consistency. 
  3. Serve with Star Shaped baked tortillas, pita wedges and your favorite veggies.


Recipe inspired by Mediterranean Dish. This recipe is sooo good. Creamy and smooth. I used dried garbanzo beans for this recipe. 

Keywords: Hummus, Olive Oil, Tahini, Sesame Seed Paste