How to Make Authentic Greek Hummus

This Mediterranean style hummus comes together in less than 5 minutes! This recipe for authentic Greek Hummus is quick, delicious, and pairs perfectly with so many of my favorite snacks, lunches and dinner recipes.

Every time my dad comes to visit, we make Hummus. His “Greek” recipe is so delicious, it tastes authentic. “Of course, it’s authentic! It’s Greek!” he says.

Having both my mom and stepdad over is a bit comical, almost like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My mom, the Spaniard, tries to tell him to use more or less olive oil or garlic, etc. He says: Hummus is Greek.  Don’t mess with the ingredients. This is his recipe, and I have to say, he’s right. There’s nothing like traditional, Greek Hummus. The store-bought versions simply don’t compare!

Hummus Ingredients

To make this Authentic Greek Hummus, you’ll need:

  • Tahini
  • Canned chickpeas
  • Olive oil
  • Ground Cumin
  • Garlic cloves
  • water
  • Salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • Lemon

Authentic Hummus Recipe

If you can use a blender, you can make your own Hummus. Seriously, it’s that easy! Don’t believe me? This recipe literally comes together in two simple steps.

  1. Pulse the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin and garlic in a food processor or blender for 1 minute
  2. Thin with water, adding it slowly to the blender & season with Salt/Pepper to taste.

See? So easy! And once you’ve made this recipe, the possibilities are endless! I love keeping a batch of homemade Hummus on hand in the fridge for my kids to snack on through the week. This Hummus recipe even makes it’s way into homemade bistro boxes throughout the week, which I use for school and healthy office lunches.

How to Use Hummus

Lunch is one of my favorite times of day to enjoy Hummus. While there are lots of different ways to do it, I share 5 favorite Hummus recipes for lunch in the video below. Watch how easy it is to pull one of these easy lunches together.


And it doesn’t stop with these lunches, we also love using Hummus for breakfast, dinner and the best snacks EVER.

Check out these recipes using Hummus:

Yep, Hummus is a staple at our house, which is why you’ll see it frequently pop up as a recipe ingredient in the MOMables meal plans.

If you find yourself always making the same recipes week after week, you can check out our meal plans and grab a free sample here. I’ll email you a new meal plan every single week to help you create fresh, meals with real food ingredients every night of the week. If you have special dietary needs, don’t worry I’ve got you covered. You can see all our meal plan options here.

More Hummus Recipes

While we’re talking about snacking on Hummus, I can’t help but share these last few recipes. My dad always keeps to the perfection of the classic Mediterranean Hummus dip, but I’ve gotten a little creative with my own Hummus recipes through the years. If you’re ready to try something new, I recommend these:

Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of these. But first, I’ll leave you with the recipe that started it all – our Classic Greek Hummus.

Greek Hummus Recipe

Mediterranean style hummus in less than 5 minutes! Serve you’re favorite creamy, savory dip as an appetizer or pack it into lunches for school or the office.

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Snacks
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Ingredients

  • 2 14-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin, and garlic. Mix for 1 minute.
  2. Begin to thin with the water, adding it in slowly until you reach the thickness/consistency you like. Season with the salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Notes

Authentic Hummus Recipe as shared by Yanni

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 62
  • Sugar: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 256.7mg
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.8g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.