The variety of different types of hummus in the grocery store is growing rapidly. The thing is, homemade hummus is so inexpensive and easy to make that the store-bought hummus won’t taste the same after you try this version. Hummus is a traditional Mediterranean diet recipe and is made with extra virgin olive oil, not canola oil, while most store-bought hummus contains canola oil. Your homemade hummus will already taste better and be healthier with extra virgin olive oil.
This hummus has some garlic, but isn’t too garlicky. I also really love the tahini ratio in this recipe because I find that some hummus has too much tahini which makes for a strong after taste. The thing that makes hummus so easy to make is that you basically just add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend it.
I like to use this hummus in a few different ways. I love to dip pita bread in it for a quick snack. I will serve it as an appetizer at lunch or dinner, as it goes well with most other Mediterranean diet recipes. However, my favorite thing is to make a falafel pita wrap with tons of hummus spread inside. Here is one of my favorite falafel recipes.
If you’re bringing this hummus to a guests house, impress them by garnishing with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a dusting of paprika, and a sprinkle of pine nuts. They will be impressed with the presentation as well as the amazing Mediterranean flavors of this traditional Lebanese hummus.