Hummus is a delicious dip that is commonly eaten in many Middle Eastern countries, and it’s no surprise why it’s so popular. Not only is it tasty, but hummus is also nutritious and easy to make at home. Follow these simple steps to whip up a batch of homemade hummus that is guaranteed to impress your friends and family.
– 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
– 3 tbsp tahini
– 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
– 2 tbsp lemon juice
– 1 garlic clove, minced
– 1/2 tsp ground cumin
– Salt, to taste
– Water, as needed
1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Remove any loose skins by rubbing the chickpeas between your fingers and thumb, then discard them.
2. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, and salt. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add water to the mixture to thin it out as needed. Add the water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.
4. Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Add more salt, lemon juice, or garlic to taste.
5. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top. Serve with pita bread, vegetables, or crackers.
Tips and Tricks:
– You can use dried chickpeas instead of canned chickpeas. Soak the chickpeas overnight in water, then rinse and boil for 1-2 hours until they are tender. Drain and proceed with the recipe as written.
– For a smoother hummus, you can remove the skins from the chickpeas. It takes a little extra effort, but it’s worth it for a more velvety texture.
– If you don’t have tahini on hand, you can omit it or substitute it with almond or peanut butter.
– You can add different flavors to your hummus by mixing in roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, or fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley.
Homemade hummus is an easy and delicious snack that you can make in no time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a creamy dip that is versatile, healthy, and packed with flavor. Try this recipe and customize it to your liking for a snack that is perfectly tailored to your taste buds.