Hummus Recipe from

We have local Mediterranean restaurant in Birmingham called Nabeel’s, and they serve the most delicious hummus in the world. In fact, since it was the first place I ever tried hummus, every hummus since then has been held up to the standard of Nabeel’s.

One of my dear darling children who doesn’t eat very many things, loves hummus. And since it’s made with chickpeas, we go with it and call it her vegetable for the day. Since it is one of the few “healthy” things she will eat, we buy a LOT of hummus. I have tried to make it several times in the past, but the recipe just wasn’t right. However, the other day I came across a recipe that tasted just like Nabeel’s!!! Score!

It was really simple to make, and it makes a ton of hummus. Here’s what you’ll need:


2 cans of chickpeas, drain and reserve liquid
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup tahini
Juice of 3 lemons (about 1/3 cup)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons (or more) of reserved liquid from chickpeas

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Kalamata olives to garnish

Put all ingredients (except remaining olive oil, paprika, and kalamata olives) into a blender and blend. (Super complicated recipe, right?) Thin to desired consistency by adding more of the reserved liquid and continuing to blend. **UPDATE: Since publishing this post, I upgraded my blender to this Ninja model. I LOVE it!! I feel like it would blend a car tire!

Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Top with kalamata olives. Serve with pita chips.

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