Hummus, Hamos, Houmous, Hommos, Hommus, Hummos, Hummous, Humus!
5 mins (prep 5)
10 ingredients
1.5 servings
WHEW! Hey, gotta cover all bases! There are so many versions of this recipe here and elsewhere, but none just like this one, which I found in "The Best International Recipe" cookbook by Cook's Illustrated. Outstanding balance of flavors. C.I. points out the benefit of rubbing the skins off of the chickpeas/garbanzo beans with a kitchen towel: a far smoother hummus! I'm seriously stunned by how much better this makes it. Also, substituting half of the olive oil in the average recipe with water allows the flavors of all other ingredients to shine and not be overpowered by the olive oil. I used sumac, paprika, cilantro, olive oil and cumin as garnishes in the photographed batch, but you can use more chili powder, parsley, pine nuts or black olives. Serve with pita chips.

Categories:  technique , <-15-mins , beginner-cook , quick , no-cook , equipment , appetizer , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , asian , time-to-make , dip , easy , small-appliance , beans , vegetarian , chickpeas~garbanzos ,
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Serving Size (412.06 g)
Servings 1.5
Amount per Serving
Calories 1613.8 Calories from Fat 680.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 75.61g 174.49%
Saturated Fat 9.91g 74.33%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1274.67mg 79.67%
Total Carbohydrate 184.05g 92.02%
Dietary Fiber 53.11 g 318.68%
Sugars 31.74 g %
Protein 61.81g 185.43%
Vitamin A 281.81IU% Vitamin C 11.69mg%
Calcium 467.24mg% Iron 18.94mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lemon juice, ground cumin