How to make hummus Califa style

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Hummus is one of the delights you can find in the famous Califa's Mezze at the restaurant El Jardín del Califa or you can also order it individually. It is a very old recipe whose origin some place in ancient Egypt. It is also very easy to prepare!



  • 200 gr. cooked chickpeas (from a jar or can is perfectly good)
  • Tahini (not dark tahini)
  • 1 or 2 Lemons depending on their strength
  • Garlic 1 or 2 cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Water


1. Process the chickpeas in a blender (or food processor) with the lemon juice, tahina, garlic a dash of olive oil and enough water to obtain a soft creamy consistency.

2. Serve on a flat plate, garnished with a dribble of olive oil and a dusting of paprika and a little parsley. Serve with warm pita bread for dipping.

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