My Great Aunt Vive’s recipe, this is the best hummus you’ll ever make! Your family will love this creamy chick pea dip made with lemon, garlic and tahini.
If I had to pinpoint the recipe that started it all, my Great Aunt Vieve’s Lebanese hummus with toasted pine nuts would be the answer. From the minute I could reach the kitchen counter, I have been watching the women in my family prepare traditional Middle Eastern dishes.
This hummus recipe is in honor of my Great Aunt Vieve who taught me the art of balancing lemon and garlic to maximize flavor. Her hummus recipe is quite simple but the end result is nothing you will find at the deli counter or in Costco’s cooler. It is all about the garnish, my friends.
Do you know what pine nuts are?
Have you ever eaten toasted pine nuts? By taking a few minutes to toast nuts in a dry pan or bake at 350 for 10 minutes, you will experience a warm, buttery aroma that is second to none. Toasting helps release the natural oils in the nuts which gives them a deep, rich flavor that will take any dish stand out.
What is Hummus served with?
It is served as a dip with thin, flat pita bread.
What can you enjoy hummus with?
- Pita bread
- Homemade pita chips
- Wrap it in a pita with tomatoes and raw onions.
- Seasonal veggies
How long does hummus last in the fridge?
About a week
By letting the food processor do all of the work, you can have this healthy dish on the table in less than 5 minutes. No matter how you decide to serve it, I can guarantee you will think twice before spending top dollar on the tiny store-bought containers once you taste how delicious and easy it is to make at home.
Save money. Boost flavor. Receive loads of compliments. Boom.
Your family and friends are waiting.
Lebanese Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Check for seasoning and add more garlic, lemon or salt as desired. To serve, spread on to platter and top with toasted pine nuts and fresh parsley. Can be stored in air-tight container in the refridgerator for up to 7 days.
Take a look at my Pinterest board for more Lebanese recipes!