The hummus recipe which we are going to discuss and prepare is a popular Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. It is a healthy and nutritious snack that can be enjoyed with pita bread, crackers, or veggies. Hummus is also versatile and can be used as a spread in sandwiches, wraps, or as a topping for salads. In this article, we will guide you on how to make delicious and healthy hummus at home that you can enjoy with your friends and family.
IS HUMMUS GOOD FOR YOU? YES!
Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip that is made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Here are a few reasons why hummus is good for your health:
Hummus is a great source of dietary fiber, which can help promote digestive health and prevent constipation.
Chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus, and they are a great source of plant-based protein.
The olive oil in hummus is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Hummus contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, folate, and vitamin B6.
Because hummus is high in fiber and protein, it can help you feel full for longer periods of time, which may help with weight management.
Hummus is a versatile dip that can be enjoyed with vegetables, pita bread, crackers, or used as a spread in sandwiches and wraps.
Overall, hummus is a nutritious, delicious, and versatile dip that can provide many health benefits.
CLASSIC HUMMUS INGREDIENTS
To make this quick recipe we are in need of the following ingredients, which are important to make it cheesy and lovely and to be used with meals:
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Garlic, minced
- Lemon juice
- Cumin (optional)
FRESH CHICKPEAS VERSUS CANNED CHICKPEAS
Fresh chickpeas and canned chickpeas both have their own unique advantages. Both fresh chickpeas and canned chickpeas are nutritious and can be used in a variety of dishes. If you have the time and access to fresh chickpeas, they can be a great option as they have a unique flavor and texture. If you're short on time or convenience is a priority, canned chickpeas are a great option as they are readily available and require no preparation.
HOW TO MAKE HUMMUS – SUPER EASY!
Below mentioned is the super easy way to make Hummus at home within a few minutes:
Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
Peel the chickpeas by rubbing them gently between your fingers. This step is optional but it will make the hummus smoother.
In a food processor or blender, add the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and cumin (if using).
Pulse the mixture until it becomes a coarse paste.
While the food processor is running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
Add 2-4 tablespoons of water, one tablespoon at a time, until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.
Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Transfer the hummus to a bowl and drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil on top.
WAYS TO SERVE AND USE HUMMUS
Before serving, drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil on top and sprinkle some paprika or sumac for extra flavor. Also, you can serve the hummus with pita bread, crackers, or veggies.
To store homemade hummus, we have to follow these simple steps:
Transfer the hummus to an airtight container. Make sure the container has a tight-fitting lid. Store the container in the refrigerator. Hummus should be always refrigerated, as it is a dairy-free product that contains ingredients that are prone to spoilage, such as garlic and lemon juice. The hummus can last for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
When you are ready to serve the hummus again, simply remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature before serving. You can also give it a quick stir to make sure it's well combined. If the hummus seems a bit dry, you can add a drizzle of olive oil or a splash of water to loosen it up. It is important to note that if you see any signs of spoilage, such as a sour smell or strange taste, it is best to discard the hummus.
THE BEST HUMMUS RECIPE (IN 3 MINUTES!)
- 2 (15-ounce cans) chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved
- ⅓ cup chickpea liquid, or more, as needed
- ½ cup tahini
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- extra-virgin olive oil
- freshly chopped parsley
- Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender and secure the lid. Remove the lid cap and insert the tamper.
- Turn the blender on high for 30 seconds (or more for a creamier texture) and use the tamper to push the hummus into the blades. Add more chickpea liquid (aquafaba), if desired, for a softer hummus.
- Add the hummus to a small serving bowl and garnish with olive oil, paprika and fresh parsley.
- Don’t forget that you can also make tahini yourself (rather than buying in the store). Just follow my tahini recipe.
- The Vitamix blender I use is the Vitamix Ascent 3500 – and I love it!
- 1 cup of dried chickpeas = 3 cups of soaked and cooked chickpeas = approx 30 ounces canned chickpeas