Homemade Hummus | How to make basic hummus

Hummus comes from Arabic word which means “chickpeas” and has a complete name hummus bi tahini which means “hummus with tahini”.  A very popular appetizer/spread from the Middle Eastern countries and liked by the entire world.  You can get so many different types of hummus out in the market but today I am bringing you all a basic Homemade Hummus which can be prepared under 20 mins if you have the chickpeas ready.

Homemade Hummus


The main ingredient in this recipe is chickpea and it is a good source of vitamin B, dietary fiber, protein and other nutrients.  Homemade Hummus has quite a few benefits: decreases inflammation, fights illness and disease, protects heart and bone health.  For more details on the benefits click here.

Hummus is an easy appetizer which can served with pita bread or raw veggies.   For this recipe you can use store bought tahini but I made tahini at home which is such an easy process.  Will post the recipe of Tahini soon…Lets see what is this Homemade Hummus is about…Once you try it you will make it again and again.

Homemade Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup tahini, or adjust per taste 
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cloves peeled garlic, or to taste
  •  Juice of 1 lemon, plus more as needed
  •  Salt per taste
  • Ground black pepper per taste
  • 1-1.5 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  •  Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Directions:

Soak the chickpeas overnight.  Boil them with salt until soft.  Set aside to cool them down.  You can make it with canned chickpeas too but I suggest to soak them.

Now remove hull out of the chickpeas one by one.   It is a little time consuming but worth the effort to get smooth hummus.  Put the chickpeas, tahini, cumin, oil, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor, sprinkle with salt and pepper and begin to process. Add water or if you have left over chickpea reserve as needed to make the paste.

Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper or lemon juice as needed.

Serve, drizzled with some olive oil and sprinkled with paprika and some parsley.

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Homemade Hummus | How to make basic hummus at home?
 
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Homemade Hummus is thick and creamy chickpea spread which is a popular dish from Middle East served as an appetizer and a spread on the wraps.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Ingredients
  • 2 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup tahini, or adjust per taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves peeled garlic, or to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus more as needed
  • Salt per taste
  • Ground black pepper per taste
  • 1-1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight.  Boil them with salt until soft.  Set aside to cool them down.  You can make it with canned chickpeas too but I suggest to soak them.
  2. Now remove hull out of the chickpeas one by one.   It is a little time consuming but worth the effort to get smooth hummus.  Put the chickpeas, tahini, cumin, oil, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor, sprinkle with salt and pepper and begin to process. Add water or if you have left over chickpea reserve as needed to make the paste.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper or lemon juice as needed. Serve, drizzled with some olive oil and sprinkled with paprika and some parsley.

 

 

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