Creamy and Fluffy Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Preparation

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Cooking Method: Mixing
  • Recipe Cuisine: Arabic

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained, or 1 ½ cup cooked chickpeas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (if you’re using canned chickpeas)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (from 1 ½ to 2 lemons, more to taste)
  • 1medium-to-largeclove garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoonfine sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2-4 tablespoons ice water (more as needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Any of the following garnishes: drizzle of olive oil or Zhug Sauce, a sprinkle of ground sumac or paprika, chopped fresh parsley

You have probably heard of hummus if you are a fan of middle eastern foods. Throughout the world, people enjoy this tasty dip. Try it and you will wonder how a mixture of chickpeas, sesame seeds, and some oil could be so tasty?

Want to find an appetizer that stands out? To be honest, you will want to serve this savory dip at almost every party after you try it for the first time. However, in some parts of North Africa and also in the Middle East, it is typically used as an appetizer. Hummus can be easily made at home in less than an hour. Turn on your food processor now!

Instructions

Step 1

Place the chickpeas and baking soda in a medium saucepan. Then, cover them with water and bring the ingredients to a boil over high heat. Continue this procedure for about 20 minutes until the whole amount of chickpeas look bloated and become soft.

Step 2

Wash the chickpeas in cold running water for about 30 seconds after draining them in a strainer. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine the lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor and mix them until the garlic is finely chopped. Let the ingredients rest for at least 10 minutes so the garlic flavor becomes pleasant.

Step 4

Add the tahini to the food processor and mix it with other ingredients until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Scrape down any tahini stuck to the walls of the processor if necessary.

Step 5

While the processor is running, add 2 tablespoons of ice. The ice should be mixed with the whole ingredients until it becomes smooth and creamy.

Step 6

Add cumin and drained over-cooked chickpeas to the food processor and blend them with the mixture. Drizzle in the olive oil, while blending. Keep mixing the ingredients until the mixture reaches the maximum level of smoothness.

Step 7

Taste your mixture and, if necessary, add salt or lemon juice. This step is up to your taste.

Step 8

Your hummus is ready! Serve it into a bowl or platter. Decorate the dip with your desired garnishes.

If you are a fan of middle eastern recipes you can also try Arabic Chicken Soup with Rice and Arabic Date Cookies.

Cooking Notes

You don’t need to peel the chickpeas for this recipe.

try to use more ice if the mixture is too thick.

Hummus can be kept in the refrigerator for about a week. Make sure it’s tightly covered.

This dip is often served with sumac as a garnish. Finally, you can sprinkle some sumac on your dip.

In case you do not like tahini, simply leave it out of the ingredients list. It will still taste good, but it is not recommended.

As you probably noticed, there is no special cooking method involved in this recipe, just follow the directions in order. The way you mix the ingredients is important.

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