Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

77 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Mary
Recipe by  Mary

“This hummus recipe was handed down to me by my Syrian grandmother. I took it and tweaked it just a touch, adding roasted garlic, making it my most-requested recipe. I finally made it for my grandma a few months ago and she said it was incredible. That was my Oscar moment :) Even people who don't like hummus love this recipe. And I'm modest too!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 cups

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Place unpeeled garlic cloves in the middle of a large square of aluminum foil. Drizzle cloves with 1 tablespoon of olive oil; wrap in foil. Roast in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool. When slightly cooled, squeeze roasted garlic out of peels.
  3. Combine roasted garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the work bowl of a food processor. Process until very creamy.

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Reviews (77)

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TKDrockprof
28

TKDrockprof

WOW!!! I have had good hummus before but this recipe is without a doubt the best hummus I have ever tasted! Truly heavenly! The cumin and the roasted garlic really make the dish :)

Heidi
23

Heidi

This was my first real attempt at hummus, using tahini, so I wanted a solid, "authentic" recipe. I saw "Syrian grandmother" and was sold! My garlic weighed 1/4oz (~5 small). I ate the rest of the roasted garlic, now my boyfriend is sitting on the other side of the couch. Oh well. It is quite thick; I used some of the liquid I saved from the garbanzo bean can instead of oil to thin it out. You could probably use a wee bit less than 1/2 cup tahini, but then again it tasted so nice I don't think I would.

Christine M
15

Christine M

Excellent flavor - I love raw garlic in hummus, but the roasted adds a nice, milder garlic flavor. I used about 5 small cloves. The hummus is a bit thicker and pastier than I like, so I added a little extra olive oil and lemon juice.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 167 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 12.7 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 413 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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