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tophergrace08's picture
what makes a middle east asian food authentic? simple, it's because of the hummus/ humous/ homos. whatever. try this very unique dip that compliments grilled or fried dishes! best of all, it's simple as 1-2-3!
  Garbanzos/Chickpeas 1 Can (10 oz)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) (2, If You Want It To Be More Tangy)
  Tahini sauce/Tahini paste 3 Tablespoon (Sesame Paste)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

open the can of chick peas/garbanzos and drain 1/2 to 1/4 of water.
put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. turn on the blender, shake it and blend once more and add a dash of lemon.
serve or keep it in a room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Healthy, Quick
Preparation Time: 
3 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
8 Minutes
ever since i went to bahrain (a small country belonging to middle east asia) i never really liked shawarmas. then one day, my friend treat me a piece of shawarma and a can of soda after loosing a tennis match with me. i just took it so he may not be disappointed. however, i was finding myself finishing the whole shawarma as i keep on biting it every time i keep dipping it to the hummus of which i called it back then as white sauce. after the hearty snack, i didn't stop asking the waiter what's the name of the white sauce and how it is done? at first, he is hesitant to tell but i just keep on begging. then finally, he spoke to the chef and the chef called me in to his kitchen and ACTUALLY saw how this authentic sauce was made or commonly known as hummus or humous or homos. whatever. just try it and i hope you'll like it!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 389 Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.7%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 420 mg17.5%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68%

Sugars 10.1 g

Protein 19 g38.8%

Vitamin A 1.3% Vitamin C 7.2%

Calcium 13.4% Iron 32.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Absolutely delicious picture of hummus. Really it is a great dip that is too much popular in Middle East and Mediterranean region. Thanks for sharing this nice hummus recipe.
Snigdha's picture
Its such a good dip for fried chicken or simply just pita bread!
shantihhh's picture
great idea to use as dip for chicken! I love hummus, and if you make with dried-soaked cooked garbanzos instead of canned you will be simply delighted at the flavour-so much better-no tinny funky back lash taste. I haven't had hummus on swarma usually just a tahini sauce which I love also. I love all the mezze of ME Shanti/Mary-Anne
tophergrace08's picture
i just did that, hummus as a dip for my chicken bbq recipe that i posted here a few days back! the restaurant i've been to is a persian rest. they serve the shawarma with a hummus dip and a can of cola. here in bahrain, as part being a ME country the foods are mostly a fusion of indian, persian, egyptian and turkey. btw, love turkish grills so much!
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