Easy Hummus (way better than store bought!)
I didn't see the point of making my own hummus, until I did! Homemade hummus is so easy to make and it tastes way better than anything you can buy at the store!
I grew up eating hummus, and love this creamy, satisfying, packed with plant-based protein amazing stuff! Our party platters are never complete without a bowl of hummus, some pita and veggies! There are so many ways to enjoy this delicious dip, I've posted a few below!
Try my recipe, it’s so simple and delicious that you’ll never want to eat store bought hummus again!
1 (19-ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
4 tablespoons of tahini
1 big garlic clove, grated
2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
½ teaspoon of salt (to taste)
5 tablespoons of water (or more, depending on the consistency you like)
Combine the tahini and lemon juice and mix well.
Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and a ½ teaspoon of salt to the tahini and lemon juice mixture. Mix very well. Set aside.
Add half of the chickpeas to a food processor or blender and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, then add remaining chickpeas and process until the mixture is thick and smooth. I added a few tablespoons of water during the process. This step took about 5 minutes with my old blender.
Add the tahini mixture to the chickpea purée and mix very well in your food processor/blender. I had to add a few more tablespoons of water during this step, as I like the texture to be very smoothe.
If you need to thicken your hummus for any reason, perhaps you added more water than you liked, just add a bit more tahini. Also, keep in mind that once you chill the hummus, it will thicken it as well.
Enjoy it with your favourite crackers or pita bread! The possibilities are endless! Bon appétit!
*Here are some fun ways we like to enjoy hummus:
-As part of our party platter, alongside small plates like mirza ghasemi (link to my recipe here: https://www.eatingwithhouri.com/post/maman-s-classic-persian-eggplant-dish~-mirza-ghasemi), baba ganoush, couscous.
- To make delicious wraps
- As a side next to things like lamb kabobs, chicken kabobs or Greek souvlaki
- I’ve even had hummus for breakfast! Hummus goes great on breakfast toasts with some avocado, and a side of poached eggs! My son adds it to his breakfast sandwiches all the time!