Hummus is a staple food in the Middle East and has become increasingly popular in many different parts of the world. Although it’s widely available in supermarkets and other stores, making a homemade batch is surprisingly easy and is a delicious way to impress your family and friends.

This recipe was originally presented as part of our Cooking with Pulses online cooking event in collaboration with Slow Food Deutschland, Bean Beat, and Ben Perry. Along with this recipe for hummus, Ben also showed us how to make Maultaschen. You can find that recipe here.

Ingredients for 8 servings

  • 450 g Chickpeas (cooked) 
  • 250 g Tahini
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest) 
  • Half a clove of garlic 
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 250 ml Water (cold)
  • 50 ml Olive oil


  1. Put all ingredients together in a blender. It is important to start with half the water. Mix everything well and use a stick to push the ingredients down a little from the edges. Then pour in the rest of the water and some (about 1/4) of the olive oil until you get a creamy consistency. Garnish with the remaining olive oil along with some za’atar and parsley.
  2. Serve the hummus with pita bread and a parsley bulgur salad.
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