Simple hummus recipe

How many of you have tried hummus? How many of you tried to make hummus? I’m a big hummus fan and I eat it very often. Although it is excellent in combination with bread, naan, various salty crackers I still like to use hummus as an opportunity to eat something raw with it. Humus is ideal because it delivers a good taste of raw vegetables – giving them fullness and saltiness.

Nowadays, differently flavoured hummuses can be found at the stores, and although I often buy it myself, I prefer to make homemade hummus. Even though hummus is considered healthy food, you can always find “bad” ingredients in a store-bought hummus. That’s one of the main reasons why I rather stick with the homemade version. Many times I’ve come across a variety of online hummus recipes suggesting using bunch of spices and different ingredients, but in fact, the best hummus is the classic one made of just a few basic and simple ingredients.

Beside the main ingredients – chickpeas and tahini paste, there is only a few more ingredients – lemon juice, salt, garlic and olive oil. A very simple recipe that takes no time to make it and taste fantastic!

In most cases I spontaneously decide to make hummus and then I don’t have the time to cook the chickpeas, and for that reason, I use the canned chickpeas for hummus most times. First, I rinse it well with the water to remove all the excess of aquafaba (salty fluid), then let it drain completely. Apart from the chickpeas, you will also need tahini paste. For those who do not yet know – tahini is a sesame paste. It can be purchased as an already finished product, but it is easy (and cheap) to make it at home as well. Just put some sesame seeds in a blender or a food processor and mix it well. You might have to add some water or oil, but if you have a high-speed blender, adding water or oil won’t be necessary because when you mix it well the oil from sesame seeds will start to extract and you’ll get perfectly creamy tahini from it.

Now garlic. I used raw garlic for hummus before. I would just add a garlic clove in a blender to other ingredients… well… the taste is great, but it is not recommended to leave the house and socialize with people after you eat it. I’m kidding, of course, you can socialize with people, but they will very likely avoid talking to you. For that reason, I prefer to cook garlic with some olive oil before mixing it with other ingredients so the garlic taste is not that intensive anymore. It is very important that you make sure garlic doesn’t burn because it will give a very bitter taste to your hummus. It only takes 1 minute to cook garlic, and then you remove it from the stove immediately.

As with tahini paste, a blender or food processor can be used to make hummus. I use a “high-speed” blender and it takes only about 2 minutes to make creamy hummus.

If you have a low-speed blender or a regular food processor it will probably take more time to blend the ingredients together until you get the desired consistency. To make blending easier, it is necessary to add a little bit of water, but be careful not to add too much water because your hummus might turn out too liquid. For exact quantities, see the recipe below. Although you will add a little bit of water in the recipe and with that make blending easier make sure to pause blending occasionally and scrape the ingredients form the blender jar wall and then blend some more.

Next time when you invite your friends or family to your home, surprise them with homemade hummus and healthy raw veggies on the side. I’m sure would like it! It is also an ideal opportunity to feed kids with healthy snacks.

Live healthily ever after!

AvatarAuthorVeggieTale LIFEPrep Time10 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time12 minsDifficultyBeginnerYields1 Serving

Ingredients for hummus:
 350 g chickpeas
 2 tbsp tahini paste
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
 100 ml water
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 garlic clove
Optional ingredients:
 Olive oil
 Ground chilli
 Roasted sesame seed

Hummus procedure:
1

If you use canned chickpeas, rinse it well with water and drain.

2

Put all the ingredients for hummus, except for olive oil and garlic, in a blender.

3

Heat olive oil on a medium-high heat temperature and cook garlic for about 1 minute.

4

As soon as the garlic begins to take on the golden brown colour, remove the pan with oil and garlic from the stove. Put olive oil and garlic into a blender with the other ingredients immediately. It is important that you do not leave garlic and oil in a hot pan because the garlic could get burned and give the bitter taste to hummus.

5

Blend all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Add as much water as necessary. In my case, 100 ml of water was enough. Turn off the blender a few times during the procedure and using a spoon or spatula scrape the ingredients from the blender jar walls so your hummus gets blended evenly.

6

When you have blended all the ingredients, put the hummus into the bowl in which you will serve it and sprinkle some olive oil, ground chilli and roasted sesame seeds on the top. This step is optional. You can use any other toppings.

7

Serve the hummus with raw vegetables (cauliflower, snap peas, carrots, ...), with crackers or bread.

8

NOTE: You can store the Humus in a refrigerator in a well-sealed container for up to 5 days.
If you don't have a high-speed blender, you can also make hummus in a regular food processor or blender, but in that case, you will need to mix the ingredients for a little longer (a few minutes).

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bowl - 400g

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 916Calories from Fat 455.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52.9g82%
Saturated Fat 6.8g34%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1319.1mg55%
Potassium 573.7mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 88.6g30%
Dietary Fiber 25.4g102%
Sugars 15.6g
Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 30%
Iron 53%
Vitamin E 34%
Vitamin K 31%
Thiamin 43%
Riboflavin 18%
Niacin 16%
Vitamin B6 38%
Folate 51%
Pantothenic Acid 22%
Phosphorus 75%
Magnesium 40%
Zinc 45%
Selenium 39%
Copper 153%
Manganese 191%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Ingredients for hummus:
 350 g chickpeas
 2 tbsp tahini paste
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
 100 ml water
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 garlic clove
Optional ingredients:
 Olive oil
 Ground chilli
 Roasted sesame seed

Directions

Hummus procedure:
1

If you use canned chickpeas, rinse it well with water and drain.

2

Put all the ingredients for hummus, except for olive oil and garlic, in a blender.

3

Heat olive oil on a medium-high heat temperature and cook garlic for about 1 minute.

4

As soon as the garlic begins to take on the golden brown colour, remove the pan with oil and garlic from the stove. Put olive oil and garlic into a blender with the other ingredients immediately. It is important that you do not leave garlic and oil in a hot pan because the garlic could get burned and give the bitter taste to hummus.

5

Blend all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Add as much water as necessary. In my case, 100 ml of water was enough. Turn off the blender a few times during the procedure and using a spoon or spatula scrape the ingredients from the blender jar walls so your hummus gets blended evenly.

6

When you have blended all the ingredients, put the hummus into the bowl in which you will serve it and sprinkle some olive oil, ground chilli and roasted sesame seeds on the top. This step is optional. You can use any other toppings.

7

Serve the hummus with raw vegetables (cauliflower, snap peas, carrots, ...), with crackers or bread.

8

NOTE: You can store the Humus in a refrigerator in a well-sealed container for up to 5 days.
If you don't have a high-speed blender, you can also make hummus in a regular food processor or blender, but in that case, you will need to mix the ingredients for a little longer (a few minutes).

SIMPLE HUMMUS RECIPE
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