Hummus is probably vegans’ favourite food. I am not vegan, but I bought once hummus from the supermarket and it was a huge disappointment. So I decided to give it a try again, but I said that it’s time to make it by myself. This hummus recipe is super easy, not to mention healthy, because it has lots of proteins and can successfully substitute meat.
Hummus is an Egyptian based recipe and its main ingredients are smashed chickpeas and tahini. Tahini is a paste make from sesame seeds and oil (you can find it in any supermarket at the international food sector).
Homemade Hummus Recipe
What you will need
Here are some things you need to know about dried chickpeas:
- let them soak overnight, or at least for 8 hours before you boil it;
- let them boil for at least 40 mins; check them to see if they are soft and eatable; :D
- chickpeas have a thin skin around them – like beans – and you have to peel them (one by one) if you want a smooth, creamy hummus.
After your chickpeas is boiled, you’ll have to let them cool down a little and after that peel all of them. It will take some time, but it will so much worth it. Don’t let them dry, peel them while they’re still a little wet; it will be easier to peel them this way.
Don’t throw the water where the chickpeas boiled!
Now that your chickpeas are all smooth and shiny is time to blend them. I tried to use a fork, but it’s a dead end. Use a blender or a vertical mixer to form a paste. To blend them easily, add some of the water where the chickpeas have boiled; it won’t change its taste at all.
After you blended all the chickpeas, add a couple of tablespoons of tahini and mix well. I am not a huge fan of tahini, but if you are really crazy about it you can add more that a couple of tablespoons. I actually ended up adding almost three tablespoons. :D
Now you can add the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, the salt and the turmeric. Mix well and your homemade hummus recipe is done! I love the subtle flavour of the turmeric, not to mention the colour.
Hummus is a great dip-in, it’s super healthy and an amazing substitute for meat, in case you’re trying to avoid eating meat.
I am so happy that I managed to make my own hummus recipe; it’s definitely way better that the one from the supermarket, it’s easy to make and DELICIOUS!
I really hope that you enjoy this recipe and let me know if you gave it a try! Also if you liked this recipe please share it with your friends as well!
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