Mom’s Hummus

Hummus and Flatbread
Hummus and Flatbread

My mom has become an expert at making hummus, and I have gotten flatbread toasting down to a science. Okay maybe both of those are exaggerations, but we quite enjoy our attempts anyway! Her hummus is salty, warm in flavor, and usually has a bit of a kick to keep things interesting. Store-bought hummus just doesn’t cut it in our house anymore. We haven’t attempted to make naan from scratch yet, but the store-bought naan is fluffy and delicious on its own. When you add a little oil and some spice, it takes it to a whole new level, and we’re happy with that for now! Here’s the recipe for one of our favorite things to serve as a snack or side dish…


( for hummus)

  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbs. ground cumin
  • 3 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

(for flatbread)

  • 1 pkg. naan, pita, or flatbread of choice
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. ground cumin


  1. For Hummus: Drain, rinse, and shake garbanzo beans in a colander/ strainer.
  2. Mix beans with all other ingredients in a blender or food processor. Ingredients should blend together to create a smooth consistency, but may need additional oil if they won’t blend well. Taste hummus and add in ingredients as you see fit.
  3. For Flatbread: Preheat pan to medium heat.
  4. Stir 3 tbs. of olive oil and 1 tbs. of cumin in a bowl. Brush or rub onto both sides of flatbread to lightly coat it.
  5. Place flatbread in pan for about 3 minutes per or until golden brown for each side. Cut into pieces for dipping, and enjoy!
Hummus and Flatbread
Hummus and Flatbread

This recipe is super simple, and can be customized and changed depending on your preferences or even what you’re serving with it. Sometimes we add lemon juice for a hint of brightness, tahini for some extra richness, or even a dollop of pesto for an extra pop of flavor. We even added roasted beets one time. It tasted great, but I’m not gonna lie… the color was slightly disturbing. Regardless, this is a great recipe to have on hand for your next dinner party or salty craving. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


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