Authentic Syrian Hummus

Authentic Syrian Hummus | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah TGIF everyone!!!!!!  I am soooooooo glad that it is the weekend!!  Today I am going to share with you my family recipe for hummus.  My Dad’s side of the family is Syrian, so you can trust that I know what I am talking about when it comes to Middle Eastern Food!

Authentic Syrian Hummus | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah
All of the ingredients in the food processor before they are blended!

I know that hummus has become a bit of a craze lately, and all the hype is right.  It is pretty healthy, and really delicious!  But, there are a couple of things that annoy me about the craze.  Firstly, everyone pronounces it “hum-mis”, and this is totally wrong!  It really should be pronounced “hom-mous”!!  The next thing, is all of the pre-packaged, preservative filled, hummus that has popped up in our grocery stores.  It tastes totally fake, and is not really authentic at all!  I feel like nobody knows what real hummus really tastes like!

Authentic Syrian Hummus | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah

Well…. I am here to give you the sitch on hummus!  I think that once you try this authentic and fresh recipe you too will never be able to eat the pre-made hummus in the stores again either.  It is so easy to make, and all of the ingredients are real food and natural.  No preservatives or chemicals!  And… its just way more scrumptious!  Please give it a try, and let me know what you think! :-)

Authentic Syrian Hummus | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah
Ingredients for Hummus!


  • 15 oz can of garbanzo beans, drain 3/4 of the liquid in the canbut save the rest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice, fresh works best but bottled is okay too
  • 4 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, lightly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin

(These are more like guidelines for this recipe… you really have to taste it and adjust it to what you like.  If you like it more garlicky add more garlic, if you like it less lemony, decrease the lemon, etc.)


Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor until they are smooth.  Enjoy!  To make this hummus extra fancy garnish with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, some pine nuts, and some paprika like I did!  Beautiful!

Serves 8, WWP+ : 3 per serving

Authentic Syrian Hummus | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah

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