Don’t Mess with the Hummus {Lemon Cilantro Hummus}

I HEART Hummus!! I grew up on this stuff, like most people do peanut butter because my family is Israeli…we actually pronounce it Chummus (hoo moos). Hummus or Chummus, I can eat it every day on almost anything and never really tire of it. Knowing this I am sure you can imagine how much I enjoyed the movie “Don’t Mess With The Zohan”, besides the chummus jokes — I really loved all of the other Israeli stereo types ( i.e. the electronic store scenes)!  I have not thought about the movie too much until today while I was at the market picking up some skirt steak, turkey and chicken to BBQ for dinner tonight.  I came across the most hilarious product in the refrigerator section…ZOHAN HUMMUS! I started to chuckle as I quickly snapped a pic with my iphone and emailed it to my friends and family. Needless to say the pic was a hit with everyone, but I felt inspired to create my very own hummus when I came home. I added some lemon zest and cilantro, which really gives it a fresh herby flavor…YUM! But no matter what you call it  (chummus, hummus or HOOMOOS) … I know you will love it!!

BEAUTY BONUS: Garbanzo beans (or chick peas) are a rich source of protein. Protein is found in every cell, organ and tissue in our bodies and is essential to glossy hair, radiant skin and strong nails




Lemon Cilantro Hummus (Organic & Vegan)

1 Can Garbanzo Beans – drained(organic)

1/3 Cup Tahini (organic)

Juice of 1 Lemon

1 Tablesoon Lemon Zest

1 Tablespoon Chopped Cilantro

2 Cloves Garlic

Salt & fresh Ground Pepper to taste

¼ Cup Water

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for drizzling on top)

·  Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, cilantro, garli, salt & pepper in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

·  Drizzle olive oil over the garbanzo bean mixture.


About Mimi Dakar Berry
I am a beauty exec by day, but come nights and weekends I AM A FOODIE! My obsession of cooking shows, magazines and books has led me to the

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