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Hummus (Cyprus)

The word “hummus” comes from turkish word humus, meaning “mashed chick pease.” Chickpea, one of the main ingrediens of hummus, has a lot of important nutrients, such as vitamin B, calcium, potassium, phosphate, zinc, magnesium, iron, and folic acid. The earliest written recipes for hummus have been found in 13th-century cookbooks from Cairo. Lebanon holds the Guinness world record for the largest plate of hummus, weighing 10,452 kg. (source:


3 cloves garlic, peeled

2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained

1 cup olive oil

1 cup tahini

3 lemons, juiced

salt to taste

¼ cup olive oil

Step 1

Place garlic in a food processor and chop thoroughly. Add garbanzo beans and blend into a paste. Pour in 1 cup olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Step 2

Place hummus in a bowl and top with 1/4 cup olive oil.

Step 3

Syrian Bread: A versatile Middle Eastern style flat bread that you can serve with lunch or dinner.

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