Middle Eastern Arabic food dip or spread  | Recipe without tahini!

Hummus is available for purchase at most grocery stores, however it is very easy to make.

Here is a simple and very tasty recipe for you to try! It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it is healthier without the oil.



  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans(chick pea), drained, liquid reserved
  • 2 ounces fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced



In a blender or food processor, combine garbanzo beans, jalapeno, cumin, lemon juice,garlic, and 1 tablespoon of the reserved bean liquid. Blend until smooth.

If you prefer a smoother dip, add more of the reserved bean liquid.

Once prepared, all you need to do now is toast some pita bread or heat up some tortillas in a warm oven and dig in.

You can also use hummus as a dip for vegetables or a spread on crackers.

No matter how you choose to eat it, you can feel good about eating something that not only is healthy for you, but that tastes so delicious.

Hummus is served as an accompaniment for Arayes. Here’s a recipe of Arayes for you.