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Syrian Hummus

Somebody told me once that there are as many hummus recipes as many people. This recipe comes from a dear friend of mine who works as a trainer in an intercultural environment, and from a direct contact with the Syrian cuisine.

Syrian Hummus

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 15 mins


  • a tin of chickpea
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • a pinch of salt
  • a tablespoon of tahini (sesame paste)
  • a tablespoon of grinded coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of sumac
  • 1 or 2 pressed garlic cloves
  • half a teaspoon of grinded chili
  • a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • a spoonful of hemp seeds for decoration



Add all the ingredients below in a food processor or tall container where you will use the hand blender: the chickpea content of a tin/ jar with a plain yogurt, the juice of half a lemon, a pinch of salt, a tablespoon of tahini (sesame paste), a tablespoon of grinded coriander, 1 teaspoon of sumac, 1 or 2 pressed garlic cloves, half a teaspoon of grinded chili and a bit of extra virgin olive oil


Mix everything till the content becomes a paste with a beautiful texture


Save few chickpeas for decoration and sprinkle on top a spoonful of protein-rich hemp seeds

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    November 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Alex,
    I read everything you post and enjoy it. Keep going! Anna

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