I can’t count how many times people have told me that this is actually their favorite hummus!

If you’ve ever been to GAM GAM Kosher Restaurant, especially for Shabbat, you’ve likely eaten this hummus. In fact, after serving hundreds of thousands of Shabbat guests, this may be the most eaten (non-store bought) hummus around the world!

Quick and easy to prepare, enjoy hummus as an appetizer dip or side dish. Hummus is the perfect healthy snack when paired up with crudite of your favorite sliced or whole raw vegetables.

hummus with olive oil, paprika and za'atar

Everyone’s Favorite Hummus

Traditional Humus
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8


  • 2 cups chick peas
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of one lemon


  • Blend all the ingredients together (add some of the chick pea liquid if necessary)
  • Adjust seasonings to suit your taste.


Dressing options:
chick peas coated in paprika and salt and pepper
a drizzle of olive oil
a sprinkle of paprika and za’atar
Keyword chick peas, hummus, shabbat dip, shabbat salad, vegan, Vegetarian
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