Authentic Hummus

Finally. After two years of constant trials and extensive research, I have found the secret to authentic middle eastern restaurant hummus. I am overjoyed. I cannot express to you how happy and accomplished I feel. 

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. #eatathome

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Authentic Hummus


  • 2 cups dry chickpeas
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • salt to taste
  • juice of one large lemon 
  • 3/4 cup of ice!



  1. Soak the chickpeas for 24 hrs changing the water at least twice
  2. Wash and drain the chickpeas
  3. Cover with fresh water (3 inches over) add the bay leaves and baking soda
  4. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cover
  5. Cook for one hour or until the chickpeas become very soft and easy to mush


  1. Let the chickpeas cool completely
  2. Blend the chickpeas with all the ingredients until very smooth
  3. Taste and adjust to your liking
  4. Garnish with extra chickpeas and paprika or cumin

*For best results, wait until the next day and watch the video below for the best techniques


To store the leftover chickpeas, drain all the water (you could save it and use it for cooking/baking) and store in the fridge for 3-5 days or in the freezer for a year

Hummus will stay good in the fridge for 3-5 days (sometimes even a week, but it wouldn't stay for that long anyway)