Easy Hummus Recipe
Easy, creamy and delicious hummus that you can make at home in under 10 minutes!
Appetizer / Snack
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About This Recipe
By: Jad Saleh
Easy, creamy and delicious hummus that you can make at home in under 10 minutes! It serves great as an appetizer and goes really well with Pita bread.
It is said that hummus was originated in the 13th century in Egypt, and has become one of the most popular dips recently!
- 1 can boiled chickpea
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 and 1/2 tablespoon tahini (or nerigoma)
- 2 whole lemons (or 4 tablespoons of lemon juice)
- 5 tablespoon water
- (Optional) 1 clove garlic
Want to make it spicy? Add 1 garlic clove (cut it into small pieces and add it into the food processor).
Don’t have tahini? Replace it with Nerigoma (練りごま) which can be easily found in Japanese supermarkets!
Want to store it? Just make sure you put it in an air tight container. It will last around 5 days.
Don’t have canned chickpea? Soak dry chickpea in water overnight, boil water and let the chickpea simmer for 1 hour.
Hummus is a major source of protein for people on a plant-based diet, and has many health benefits due to its healthy and simple ingredients. Aside the benefits mentioned below, hummus helps your body fight several diseases (osteoporosis, diabetes, etc).
- Manganese (Prevent Osteoporosis & Inflammation) 28% 28%
- Vitamin B6 (manages blood pressure & cholesterol levels) 20% 20%
- Folate (Vitamin B9; helps with blood cell renewal) 15% 15%
Step by Step Instructions
Open the can of boiled chickpea, drain the liquid from it and wash the chickpeas. Place the chickpea into your food processor (do not use a blender for this!).
Optional: you can peel the chickpea to get a smoother texture of hummus at the end (only if your food processor is weak).
Blend the chickpea together for 10 seconds. Then add to the mixture 4 tablespoons of water and 3.5 tablespoons of tahini. Mix again for 30 seconds.
Move the mixture with your spoon, then add 3 tablespoons of lemon and mix again for 30 seconds.
Add a quarter teaspoon of salt, quarter teaspoon of cumin, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix for 30 seconds.
For the last mixing step, add 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of lemon and mix for 30 seconds. Taste the hummus, it should be all ready now for serving!
Optional: should you want it to be a little bit spicy, you can add 1 garlic clove to the mixture and mix (cut it first).
Put the hummus into a bowl, and decorate using paprika, other peeled chickpea and some olive oil. Check image 5 below to see a photo of the end result. Enjoy!