Posh hummus

I don’t make humous anymore. I tried a number of times but I never managed to get it quite as good as the stuff I buy at my local supermarket. I snazz it up a little with this simplest of tricks.


  • Humous
  • Paprika (not the very spicy stuff)
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Plate
  • Spoon


  1. Dish out the humous onto a plate.
  2. Using the spoon, spread it out across the plate. I use a technique where I press the back of the spoon into the humous and spin the plate. This creates a kind of moat between the edge and the center, if you can picture it!
  3. Drizzle a reasonable quantity of oil over the humous.
  4. Sprinkle with paprika.

What you should know

Only pita bread will do for me to dip into my humous. I like to splash a few drops of water on mine and then throw them in a medium oven for 5 minutes or so. This fluffs up the pita nicely (and also helps to separate them if you are making a sandwich).

The oil and paprika trick works well for most dips, by the way.

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… and if you have some fresh cilantro lying about, a few leaves in the center and you’ll think you’re in a Lebanese restaurant.

… or for Greek, some toasted anise and/or, sesame seeds.

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Nice… just don’t expect me to get up and belly dance on the table. At least, not on a full stomach.

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oh my, my, my. You must try the other hummus recipe on this site. I did and I make it all the time now. It is so delicious I am tempted to belly dance. Some times I add paprika or cilantro as you suggest. Try it. It’s worth the bother.

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