Hummus with Zatar
5 from 1 vote

Hummus Recipe

Here is a "mostly" traditional recipe for hummus with tahini and garlic. You can whip this up quickly for a delicious and healthy appetizer. I like a little cumin in mine also.  My chef friend from Jordan suggests adding yogurt for a smoother texture.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword authentic, food history, garbanzo, greek yogurt, healthy, Levantine, zatar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 215 kcal
Author Analida


  • 16 oz garbanzo 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 6 oz plain yogurt Greek yogurt is fine too or vegan yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh squeeze - juice 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper fresh cracked
  • 2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp zatar


  1. Rinse garbanzo beans and place in food processor
  2. Add other ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Place in serving dish and drizzle olive oil on top with zatar
  4. Serve with toasted pita wedges
Nutrition Facts
Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 297mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.