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hummus recipe

Homemade Hummus Recipe

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 recipe

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

Servings Cook time Difficulty
4 30 mins Easy

hummus recipe ingredients

What you will need

  • 2 tbsp tahini;

  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice;

  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil;

  • 1 tsp of garlic powder;

  • 1 tsp of turmeric;
  • a pinch of salt;
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika (optional, but delicious).

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!

peeled chickpeas

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

homemade hummus recipe homemade hummus recipe

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.

homemade hummus recipe

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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  • Samuel Still

    This looks like a great recipe! We love hummus in our home!

  • Holy YUM. This looks like the hummus I had in Israel. Definitely making this ASAP.
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    • Oh, really?! Let me know how it turned out! ☺️

  • so what do you do with the leftover water??

    I love humus but I have never made it myself!! One day I will!

  • Hi, Angela!
    You use the leftover water to blend the chickpeas, because they will be too thick to blend (or eat) otherwise. You can also use regular water, but it might change the flavour of your hummus. So the leftover water is the key for a creamy, smooth and delicious hummus.
    If you try it with regular water, let me know how it turned out!