How to make Fattet Hummus

How to make Fattet Hummus

Fattet Hummus Recipe

Fattet Hummus is one of the most delicious dishes in Lebanon and a staple food item for brunches and lunches. It is creamy, nutty, festive, mouthwatering, and easy to make at home. Fattet Hummus is a healthy dish because it includes chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and olive oil. Let us show you how to make Fattet Hummus at home. Read on!


  • Three cups of yogurt
  • Two cups of dry chickpeas
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • Two tablespoons of tahini
  • Two crushed garlic cloves
  • One pinch of cumin
  • One pinch of salt
  • One pinch of white pepper
  • 4-5 small pita loaves
  • Two tablespoons of pine nuts
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • One pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika
  • 4-5 mint leaves for garnishing


  1. Soak the chickpeas for 12-15 hours at night
  2. Rinse the chickpeas under cold running water
  3. Put the chickpeas in a large pot or bowl and cover it with fresh cold water
  4. Now, bring the chickpeas to a boil and simmer them for 60 minutes
  5. Make sure the chickpeas are tenderer
  6. Add a small dash of cumin and olive oil and cover the pot to ensure the liquid remains hot
  7. Add yogurt to a large bowl and put lemon juice, tahini, and crushed garlic
  8. Mix these ingredients well, and then add some water to the bowl
  9. Heat the mixture at a gentle temperature and continue whisking
  10. Add salt and pepper according to your taste or preferences
  11. Separate the pita loaves into thin layers
  12. Cut these thin layers into bite-sized pieces
  13. Heat 50% of the olive oil in a frying pan
  14. Now fry the pita until golden and crunchy
  15. Use a bowl or platter to spread the bread evenly
  16. Drizzle hot chickpea broth on top of the bread pieces
  17. Let the pieces soak in the broth
  18. Set aside two tablespoons of the chickpeas for garnishing
  19. Use a spoon to scoop the remaining chickpeas out of the broth
  20. Now spread chickpeas on top of the bread
  21. Pour the yogurt mixture over them
  22. Add three tablespoons of heated olive oil and fried pine nuts to the chickpeas
  23. Garnish with mint leaves, cayenne pepper, and paprika
  24. Serve the delicious Fattet Hummus to your family and friends