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Authentic, Israeli hummus! Goes great with pita bread + as a side dish for any meal.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 146 kcal


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup raw tahini
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp paprika


  1. Wash chickpeas several times and soak them overnight in a bowl in water mixed with baking soda. Chickpeas will double in size, so water should be at least double the volume of chickpeas.

  2. After chickpeas have soaked overnight, wash the chickpeas well and put in a large pot. Cover with water and cook until chickpeas are soft and tender (approx. 1 hr).

  3. Drain the chickpeas, but make sure to save the cooking water and set aside for later. Wash the chickpeas several times, rubbing them together with your hands to remove the skins.

  4. Combine chickpeas in a food processor with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and blend until smooth. Add cooking water as needed.

  5. Top with paprika and olive oil, and serve!

Recipe Notes

If pressed for time, feel free to replace dried chickpeas with canned chickpeas. However, taking the time to use dried chickpeas will results in much creamier and more authentic hummus!

 Adapted from Shabbat of a Lifetime booklet.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.