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Meyer Lemon Sumac Hummus

Meyer Lemon Sumac Hummus

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Super Bowl is 23 days away, and we have decided to start thinking about what we would be eating that day.  We are tossing around the idea of doing something and now seems like a great time to try out that list of appetizers we have been meaning to make.  Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing with you some of our old and new favorite appetizers, that would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party.  We will be keeping it healthy with this recipe for Meyer Lemon and Sumac Hummus.  

Meyer Lemon Sumac Hummus

Hummus is an easy appetizer as well as a snack to make and we are always surprised when anyone would buy a pre-made hummus.

I took my basic hummus recipe and decided to add a lot of fresh Meyer Lemon juice as well as zest and Sumac to give it more of a  Middle Eastern flair.  The recipe has a clean and fresh taste.  

It was really good the day I made it and it was even better the next day, so feel free to make it at least a day before your event. 

Meyer Lemon Sumac Hummus


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas very well.  Let them sit in a colander and dry for 30 minutes before making the hummus.  I find this helps the ingredients stick together instead of separating with too much moisture. 
  • Use freshly peeled garlic not the garlic in a jar as the flavor of masked with preservatives. 
  • Let the hummus sit for an hour before serving to allow the flavors to blend together.


  • Food Processor

What to Serve with Hummus

Recipe:  Meyer Lemon Sumac Hummus


2 15 ounces cans chickpeas drained and rained and let sit for 30 minutes to release water
3 garlic cloves
1 Meyer lemon, juiced (you can use a regular lemon as well)
1/3 cup tahini sauce
1/8 cup water
1 teaspoons sumac
1/2 cup olive oil
kosher salt to taste

How To:

Add chickpeas to your food processor. Give a whirl to mash.
Add the garlic, and lemon juice. Whirl until mixed together.
Add the tahini, water, and sumac, give another whirl.
With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil, mix well.
Season with salt, to your personal taste. Serve. Eat.

Open to Other Hummus Recipe Ideas?

Roasted Garlic Hummus
Lemon Spinach Hummus
Lemon Artichoke Hummus


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Wow, Hummus never looked this good. Great to have something healthy to munch on during the superbowl. In my case, I might much this while watching the Vancouver Olympics in the tropics.


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Great game day food! Can't wait to try it.

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Friday 15th of January 2010

Love hummus! Agree that this is the perfect Super Bowl food that's not too evil on the waistline. I hate to admit it, but I've never used sumac before - maybe now's the time?