Hummus with Pomegranate

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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This hummus recipe made from chickpeas  has been in our family for a very long time. It’s a simple garlic hummus, with a pomegranate seed topping for crunch. I change it up by adding  roasted peppers, spinach, artichokes, and fresh spices. Hummus is one of my popular recipes for my cooking classes and catering. Chickpeas can be added to so many dishes including soups, salads, chili and braises. You can cook your own chickpeas, or buy canned. If buying canned try and purchase organic chickpeas. If you would like to make hummus from scratch, I have instructions HERE. I do use organic beans, here’s a good source, Arrowhead.

Arrowhead Mills Organic Chickpeas

Or try organic canned beans from Eden.


Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans

Here are few Benefits of Chickpeas:

  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Helps digestion with fiber
  • Lowers cholesterol

How to make Hummus


Hummus with Pomegranate – “Revithosalata”

A traditional hummus with a hint of pomegranate seeds on top!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 4 cups cooked chickpeas
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup Bragg Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 4 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate seeds for topping - optional


  1. Place chickpeas, water, and juice in blender or food processor.
  2. Add spices, garlic, liquid aminos and pepper.

  3. Process the mixture until smooth about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the olive oil and tahini in the mixture and blend until smooth, for another 2 minutes.
  5. Taste for additional seasonings or lemon juice.
  6. Add pomegranate seeds for topping.

Recipe Notes

Makes 1 quart.

For a Party: This can be made several days ahead of time and refrigerated. Can be served at room temperature.

Hummus made from chickpeas.

For the Cooking Techniques for this post, Cooking Techniques: Chickpea Hummus

You may also enjoy:

Roasted Beet Hummus

Roasted Beet Hummus

Hummus is one of my go-to recipes! Enjoy!



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1 Nicole

I love the idea of adding pomegranate seeds. And I’ll definitely try artichoke hearts.

2 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Hi Nicole,
Thank-you for visitng my site! Chickpeas have taken over my blog for this week.

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