Everyone’s Favorite Hummus

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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.

Everyone’s Favorite Hummus

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Traditional Humus


  • 2 cups chick peas
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 tablespoon cumin
  • salt to taste (can add pepper if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Blend all the ingredients together. (Slowly add the 1/3 cup of water to get the desired consistency. You may not need to use it all).
  • 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
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chick peas, hummus, shabbat dip, shabbat salad, vegan, Vegetarian

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