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Diane Brown's Traditional Hummus Recipe

Diane's Traditional Greek Hummus

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A simple nibble to start a romantic meal with a Greek theme, or an easy party appetizer, this traditional hummus recipe from Diane Brown works for many occasions. 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Dish Type Dip
Cooking Style fast, Vegetarian
Diet and Health Healthy
Seasonal autumn, Holiday season, summer, Valentine's Day, winter
Ingredient Chickpeas
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 2 cups
Author Diane Brown


  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • salt
  • 4 cups drained canned chickpeas
  • ½ cup tahini sesame paste
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Pita bread


  • Put garlic and a pinch of salt into a mortar and crush with a pestle until they form a paste.
  • Put chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt to taste and garlic paste into the bowl of a food processor and puree, occasionally scraping down bowl, until very smooth, 3-4 minutes. Drizzle in olive oil slowly and pulse to just combine.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with warm pita wedges.