Garam Masala and Preserved Lemon Hummus

Do you remember I had told you I would be making more food from my friend Rhonda’s site, The Kitchen Witch?  When I got assigned her blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I had to chose only one recipe to publish on reveal day and I chose her amazing Sweet Chilli and Orange Chicken Wings… I mean, how can you resist THOSE?  At the same time, there was another recipe that I could not take out of my mind: her Garam Masala and Preserved Lemon Hummus.  I LOVE hummus and I would eat it everyday if I could!  I can say the same thing for my youngest daughter.  I usually make my Orange Hummus, but I love to try new flavours, so I went ahead and made Rhonda’s version, though I must admit that I slightly modified it.  What can I say?  Once again, I think the pictures speak for themselves.  It was so good!  I loved the taste that the preserved lemons gave to the hummus and the garam masala added a nice touch!  This is definitely a keeper!  Serve it with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of sesame seeds and home-made tortilla chips.  YUM!

Garam Masala and Preserved Lemon Hummus

Garam Masala and Preserved Lemon Hummus

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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • 400 gms – 15 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ preserved lemon, flesh and skin, rinsed and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tbsp water
  • More extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on the top
  • Sesame seeds to decorate
  1. Rinse the canned chickpeas under running water and put them in an electric mixer together with the water, garlic, lemon juice, chopped preserved lemon, a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil, tahini, ½ tsp of garam masala and ¾ tsp of salt. Blend well until smooth.
  2. Transfer it into a serving bowl, drizzle with a dash of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with a little more garam masala and sesame seeds.
  3. Serve with some home-made tortilla chips.


Garam Masala and Preserved Lemon Hummus

Garam Masala and Preserved Lemon Hummus

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  1. says

    Yay, you weren’t kidding when you said you were going to do more recipes. Your photos make it look much better than mine did! I’m glad you are your daughter enjoyed it!

  2. says

    Hi Manu! I love everything about this hummus. This weekend I bought some preserved lemons so it would be great to try Rhonda’s recipe. Thanks for being a part of the YBR this month and congrats on winning the feature.:)


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