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Lebanese hummus – the easiest recipe, ready in 10 minutes

Try this delicious, tasty, creamy Lebanese hummus that contains very few calories! The recipe is easy to prepare and quick – in just 10 minutes you can enjoy the authentic taste of Lebanese hummus right at home.

You can serve with nachos, pita bread, toast or fresh vegetable sticks – bell peppers, celery stalks, cucumbers, carrots. Even children will love this dish!

You can use canned, cooked chickpeas, or cook dried chickpeas, pre-soaked in water mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda overnight for 1-2 hours.

The ingredients for this recipe are cheap and widely available. Even tahini paste can be made at home from sesame seeds.

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 400 g canned chickpeas
  • The juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon tahini sauce (see recipe below)
  • half a teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • half a teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika or paprika (optional)
  • pine or pumpkin seeds, fresh parsley (for garnish)

If you do not have tahini sauce, you can make it from sesame seeds. For a jar of about 200 grams of tahini you will need the following ingredients:

  • 120 g sesame seeds
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you obtain a thick paste. Keep refrigerated in a glass jar covered with a lid.


Drain the chickpeas, and mix them in a blender with the tahini paste, cumin powder, garlic and salt. Blend until creamy.

Transfer the mixture in a bowl and pour extra virgin olive oil or lemon juice (for a lower calorie option) over the top.

Sprinkle with paprika, pumpkin or pine seeds and finely chopped parsley. Enjoy!