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Classic Hummus

Hummus is not an Armenian recipe, but Armenians sure do love it. We’re not the only ones, either. That’s become quite evident with the broad selection we find in our local grocery stores these days. It’s simple to make and delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 20 oz chickpeas (canned)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (more or less to taste)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves (small, peeled)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)


  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend until smooth. (If the hummus seems to be too thick, add a little more oil - or water - if you’re worried about the extra calories)
  • Adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  • Cover and chill to allow flavors to develop.


Serve with pita bread triangles, or vegetables - carrots, peppers, cucumbers, etc.
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