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Sabra Classic Hummus

By Todd Wilbur


Score: 4.47. Votes: 15
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Every brand of hummus I've tried over the years has been just so-so in taste and texture, until I discovered Sabra. Now this ultra-smooth hummus—which has been rated number one in a blind taste test—is the only hummus in my fridge, unless I've made this clone. Hummus is an awesome snack as a dip for vegetables or pita chips, since it's rich in protein, soluble fiber, potassium, and Vitamin E. The secret to duplicating Sabra's smooth and creamy quality is to let your food processor work the stuff over for a solid 10 minutes. Also, don't use all of the liquid from the can of garbanzo beans or the hummus will end up too runny. Strain off the liquid first, then measure only 1/2 cup back into the food processor. Sabra uses canola and/or soybean oil, but you may think olive oil tastes better. Look for a jar of sesame tahini in the aisle where all the international foods are parked, and while you're there find the citric acid, which may also go by the name "sour salt." The clone below will not have the proper acidic bite without this secret ingredient, and citric acid also works as a preservative to help the leftover hummus stay fresh and tasty. 

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • One 16-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), strained
  • 1/2 cup liquid from garbanzo beans
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Lori Siade
Jan 20, 2019, 18:42

I do not eat any hummus but Sabra's so was looking forward to making this copy cat recipe. This had a good flavor and was easy to make but I wouldnt say an exact match. Did use the citric acid, streamed in the olive oil at the end and roasted some garlic to top the hummus with. Served for a late afternoon snack with vegetables and pita chips. Made and reviewed for the What's On The Menu recipe tag game.

Robin G.
Feb 22, 2018, 16:20

I love Sabra Hummus and haven’t been able to figure out how to make it at home until now!! I love this hummus and it’s super easy. The one problem I had was making the recipe as is it is much too dry and thick. I couldn’t even blend it in my Vitamix! I had to add probably a 1/2 cup water to thin it out so I could even blend it, but the taste is superb.

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