Hummus (Chickpea dip)

Who has not heard of hummus? One of the most traditional dips in Syria. Its unique texture and taste will make any sandwich a great meal. You can’t have kabab or any grilled meat without it.


  • 2 cups boiled chick peas (garbanzo beans), or one can
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (or to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Put all ingredients in a food processer and process until they reach desired consistency.
  2. If you are using garlic, make sure you process it first alone.
  3. You can add some water to make the mixture as thin as you want.