Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

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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!

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 167
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 5 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 11.8g 18%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 413mg 17%
Potassium 147mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 12.7g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4.5g 9%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 24IU  
Vitamin C 7mg  
Calcium 81mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 26mg  
Folate 39mcg