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Smooth and creamy hummus with olive oil and paprika

Authentic Lebanese Hummus

Emily Ackerman
This Lebanese hummus recipe is the best, easy and smooth hummus recipe. It can be made in 5 minutes and it’s the perfect party appetizer or healthy snack. This is Mediterranean hummus at its finest. Creamy hummus made with canned chickpeas is put in the food processor and is a simple vegan appetizer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine lebanese, Mediterranean, middle eastern
Servings 10


  • 2 16 oz cans Garbanzo Beans (aka chick peas) reserve ¼ cup of the water
  • 3 tbsp Tahini (sesame paste)
  • ½-1 Lemon juiced
  • ½ teas Garlic Powder or 6-7 cloves roasted garlic
  • ½ teas Salt
  • cup Olive Oil extra virgin


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • ½ teas Paprika


  • Add garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic to a food processor along with ¼ cup of water or reserved water from the beans
  • Process together while slowly adding the olive oil over 1-2 minutes
  • Open and check consistency to make sure nothing got stuck on the sides
  • Add more olive oil and process again if its not at the desired consistency *see note below on getting smooth hummus
  • Serve on a plate and garnish with 2 tbsp olive oil and paprika
  • Serve with pita bread or veggies



*note: to get the smoothest hummus, use a food processor and don't overfill.  If it still does not reach the desired consistency, alternately add 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup olive oil and process again
Keyword authentic lebanese hummus, creamiest hummus recipe, easy hummus