Shawarma Spiced Hummus


Prep time 5mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 3 roasted garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1/ 4 cup tahini paste
  • Couple dashes of hot sauce of choice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste (add one teaspoon to start and add more as needed)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Shawarma Spice, for topping
  • Diced cucumber, for serving


  • Step 1

    In a high-powered blender or food processor add 1 can of chickpeas (with liquid) and other can, drained and rinsed. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, and hot sauce (if using). Blend for about 1 minute, or until mixture begins to look smooth. Slowly pour in the olive oil (with the machine running) and continue to blend until it reaches your desired consistency (for silky smooth hummus, about 2 minutes), adding water a little at a time if needed. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Shawarma spice. Serve with cucumbers, and garnish hummus with a pinch of smoked paprika and a drizzle of olive oil before serving