Ever wonder how to make Hummus the RIGHT way? After you try this easy method, you’ll never go back to store-bought again. You only need 5 Ingredients and it’s naturally Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Oh-So-Healthy!
Hummus is a Middle Eastern invention, using chickpeas, which are a sweet and nutty legume that become incredibly creamy when blended, especially once you add a few spoonfuls of sesame tahini and a healthy glug of good olive oil. Lemon juice gives the blend a nice tart twist, while lots of garlic adds its own pungent punch, which to be honest, this dip needs because chickpeas have no inherent taste of their own. It’s fantastic with just these five ingredients (plus salt and pepper and any other add ons you might want such as roasted bell pepper, parsley, spinach or beetroot), but can be even better with spices like sumac, cumin, and smoked paprika.
Hummus should not be thick and chunky; good hummus is rich, creamy, and silky smooth. You really, really, really just need to get over your laziness and use dried chickpeas and soak them yourself to make your hummus instead of canned. Because a) you’re saving so much money and b) it is SO SO worth it guys. It is really not rocket science, even for beginners – I PROMISE! You’ll believe me when you go over the steps to make this.
Easy Hummus Recipe
Serves 2 | Prep time : Overnight soaking required | Cook time : 5 min
- Chickpeas – dry, 1 cup
- Good quality olive oil – 1/3 cup
- Garlic – 3-4 big cloves
- Tahini – 1 tbsp
- Lemon juice – of 1 lemon
- Salt and Pepper – to taste
Add your dried Chickpeas to a large bowl and cover with water – enough for the beans to double in size as they absorb water.
Add the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil and salt into the processor let it turn to a silky smooth puree. To adjust the consistency you need to add some cold water. Remember, hummus is never runny – it needs to coat whatever it is you’re going to dip in it, be it pita bread or crudites.
Blend the hummus for a good 3-4 minutes for it to emulsify, add some more olive oil if you need to so it turn nice and fluffy.
Add lemon juice and adjust seasoning. You can also add some paprika for a nice kick.
Serve with pita bread, lavaash or crudites.