Homemade Hummus

Homemade hummus is a yummy dip that comes from the Middle East. It’s made with basic ingredients like chickpeas, tahini (which is a sesame paste), garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. You blend them all together until they’re smooth and creamy.

What’s cool about homemade hummus is that you can make it however you like. You can stick with the classic recipe or get creative by adding stuff like roasted red peppers, garlic, or herbs.

Besides being delicious, homemade hummus is good for you too. Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, making this dip a nutritious addition to any meal or snack time.

You can eat homemade hummus in lots of ways. Dip pita bread or crunchy veggies in it, spread it on sandwiches, with falafel or use it as a tasty topping. However you enjoy it, homemade hummus is a yummy snack that’s easy to make and good for you too!

How to make homemade hummus

In a food processor or blender, combine the drained chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, cumin, and a pinch of salt.

Blend the ingredients until they form a smooth mixture. If the consistency is too thick, you can add a little from the liquid reserved, one tablespoon at a time, until you achieve your desired texture.

Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning to your liking, adding more salt or lemon juice if necessary.

Once the hummus is smooth and creamy, transfer it to a serving bowl. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top and sprinkle with a pinch of cumin or paprika for a garnish, if desired.

Your homemade hummus is now ready to be served! Enjoy it with pita bread, crackers, sliced veggies, or use it as a delicious spread on sandwiches or wraps.

How to make tahini paste at home

To make about 1/3 cup tahini paste, you’ll need 70 grams of sesame seeds and 10 milliliters of olive oil. First, roast the sesame seeds in a preheated nonstick frying pan until they are lightly golden. Make sure to stir continuously to prevent burning. Once roasted, remove the seeds from the heat and set them aside to cool.

Next, using a stick blender, process the roasted sesame seeds with the olive oil until you achieve a smooth paste.

Don’t forget to tag me on your Instagram posts or stories. I love to see how it turns out for you. Enjoy!

If you like dip recipes you may also like this bread recipe for Skillet Bread Four Cheese Spinach Dip and this Red Lentil and Walnut Dip. This Parmesan Crisps with Marinara Sauce is also a great choice as an appetizer.

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homemade hummus

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Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

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Homemade hummus is a yummy dip that comes from the Middle East. It's made with basic ingredients like chickpeas, tahini (which is a sesame paste), garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. You blend them all together until they're smooth and creamy.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can (15oz) chickpeas , drained, or 2 cups boiled
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup+ 2 tbsp liquid from the can or from the boiling water
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste (I've used homemade tahini)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor or blender, combine the drained chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, cumin, and a pinch of salt.
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little bit from the liquid reserved, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt or lemon juice if needed.
  • Once the hummus is smooth and creamy, transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top and sprinkle with a pinch of cumin or paprika for garnish, if desired.
  • Serve with crackerspita bread chips, or fresh crunchy bread.

How to make tahini paste at home.

  • To get 1/3 cup tahini paste you need 70 g sesame seeds and 10 ml olive oil. Roast sesame seeds into a preheated nonstick frying pan and cook until lightly golden. Stir continuously to prevent burning.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Using a stick blender process seeds with oil until smooth.   

Nutrition

Calories: 826kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 25.8gFat: 52.5gSaturated Fat: 7.6gPotassium: 1115mgFiber: 20.9gSugar: 12.2gCalcium: 274mgIron: 10mg
Calories: 826kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle East
Keyword: chickpea, hummus, tahini

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  1. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts Author says:

    This looks so pretty! Hummus makes me nervous (I am picky). I don’t like beans – but it looks so good, I just might have to try it.

  2. Hester Casey - Alchemy Author says:

    Love hummus and always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard just in case a craving hits. Like the addition of cumin – and lovely photo.

  3. KelliSue Author says:

    I’ve even substituted peanut butter for the tahini paste. I got the idea from Turbo Hummus, by Alton Brown, and never looked back. My children will eat hummus spread on mini pitas, with their choice of sliced veggies on top, for lunch every day if I make it. They’re not even vegetarians.

  4. Sunny Author says:

    I leave tahini out of my hummus and I LOVE making veggie wraps.

  5. ann chee Author says:

    delish recipe

  6. Jo Author says:

    I wonder if I could just use sesame oil or just omit the tahini all together? I have never seen tahini in the store…

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes, you can omit the tahini if you don't find it in the stores and use a little of sesame oil or olive oil. You can also make the tahini at home if you have the time. There are people who omit the tahini paste on purpose because they don't like the taste. So it's a matter of taste here but it's good in any case. 

  7. Pappu Author says:

    Ok I just typed up this whole big long comment and now it’s not swnoihg up so i am going to do it again. If it shows up twice I’m not crazy, just computer stupid. So this is what I have been after the whole time, I just thought I would comment on all your other cute posts along the way. I saw this recipe about a week ago, but have been so CRAZY busy since we got home form vacation I’m just getting around to printing it off. Hummus is one of my favorite foods right now. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

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