Hummus Recipe

This Hummus Recipe will help you make Hummus which is lusciously creamy ,yet light and fluffy with a subtle blend of some amazing flavors;The nuttiness from tahini ,a soothing garlic flavor,a comforting aroma of cumin and a bit of tanginess from lemon.

Homemade hummus is very easy to make and it tastes much better than store-bought.

Hummus Recipe

What is Hummus

Hummus is essentially a Middle Eastern dip or spread that’s made by blending cooked chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic and salt.It’s served with extra virgin olive oil and traditionally eaten with Arabic bread/Pita bread.

It is a very healthy snack that you can eat as a dip with crunchy vegetables or as a spread in your favorite wrap or add to sandwiches or salads.

Hummus meaning

The word “Hummus” comes from the Arabic word meaning “chickpeas”, and the full name of the prepared spread in Arabic is ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna which means “chickpeas with tahini”.

Hummus Ingredients

Hummus is made with only a few basic ingredients

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  • Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are the base for hummus. The softened beans breakdown into a smooth paste.

Even though we can use canned or home-cooked chickpeas in this hummus recipe,I do recommend you to make hummus from dried chickpeas,not only because they tastes better but also,there is a big difference in the daily required amount of Folate/Vitamin B9 in canned chickpeas and the one cooked right from the dried chickpeas(a difference of 120mcg for every cup)

  • Tahini  is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and it makes the hummus, taste incredible.

Making Hummus without Tahini:If you don’t like to add Tahini,just leave it out.You can still make delicious hummus.A chickpea puree without it is still quite delicious.Just add more olive oil,when you make it.

  • Lemon juice :Use fresh lemon juice to get the fresh and bright taste to our hummus.
  • Fresh Garlic adds a little spice and zest.You can use roasted garlic as well.
  • Cumin powder and Salt to add that comforting spicy aroma and to get the right balance of tanginess
  • Olive oil makes the texture of hummus luxurious
  • Cold water

How to make hummus : Best Homemade hummus Recipe

So lets Start making Hummus

To make hummus,we can use either Canned chickpeas or home cooked chickpeas from dried chickpeas.

  1. Into a food processor,or chopper or into a powerful blender,Add the cooked chick peas.Then add the rest of the ingredients,chopped garlic,cumin powder,salt,olive oil,Lemonjuice and some cold water.
  2. Blend them together until they are smooth and creamy.At this point,you can add a tsp or two of cold water (if you need a more thin hummus).After blending you will get a creamy chickpea paste.It may look and feel a little lighter than the real hummus texture.
  3. Then add the Tahini and Cold water(or ice cube).And blend them again.
  4. Now the hummus will get thicker and will get the right consistency.
  5. Now transfer this creamy and light hummus into a shallow bowl.Drizzle some olive oil on top.Garnish with some sumac or chill powder and some chopped parsley and with some cooked chickpeas on top.
Hummus Recipe

How to make soft and fluffy Pita Bread

In this video You will see how to make soft and fluffy pita bread on stove top.

To Bake Golden,Beautifully Puffed up Homemade Pita Bread In Oven,I have a few Tips on Baking Temperature and Duration.Please Go through the Blog Post, before you make them.

How to make Crispy Falafel

Hummus Nutritional benefits

Hummus is one of the healthiest dip or spread that we can use for salads or sandwiches.

Why hummus is considered healthy snack

The ingredients used are fresh and each of them is packed with essential nutrients.

Chickpeas have an impressive nutrition profile

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It’s an excellent source of plant based protein

For every 100g of chickpeas,we get 20g of protein.

Chickpeas are full of fiber so they’re excellent for making you feel satiated, which can help in overall weight loss. 

It contain both soluble and insoluble fibers.

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The soluble fibers helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the blood and thus decreasing the risk of heart diseases.

The insoluble fibers are necessary for the smooth functioning of gastro intestinal track.

The other cool thing about chickpeas is that they’re pretty low glycemic index which helps keep your blood sugar in check.

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Chick peas are rich in Folate(folic acid/vitamin B9)

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Folate is a water soluble B vitamin.It is found naturally in foods.This vitamin cannot be stored in our body.You should eat folate-rich foods everyday.

Folic acid is important for everyone.It helps to make red blood cells.If you do not have enough folate,you can get a variant of anaemia.If you have Anaemia you may feel tired,weak and unable to concentrate.

The Vitamin Folic acid is very important for infants,children and women who are pregnant .It helps to prevent some birth defects.

Chickpeas contain more than ten micronutrient minerals including ,phosphorus,manganese,copper, iron etc that mainly contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

Copper, necessary to keep our skin and hair healthy.

Iron,necessary to keep a healthy level of hemoglobin in blood.

The mineral selenium is not present in most fruits and vegetables ,it can be found in chickpeas.It helps the enzymes of liver to function properly and detoxify some cancer causing compounds in the body.Selenium prevents inflammation and decreases tumor growth rate.

Tahini

Tahini is a paste made from toasted and ground sesame seeds.

It is a good source of calcium ,selenium and copper.

It’s loaded with healthy fats,Mono unsaturated fatty acids(MUFA) that’s going to make you feel full and satisfied.

Garlic

Garlic is known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties.They are rich in antioxidants too.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a good source of vitamin c,that boosts our immunity and helps the body to fight against diseases.

Olive oil

Olive Oil Is Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats. 

It contains large amounts of Antioxidants and has Anti inflammatory properties.

Equipment that I used in the video

Hummus Calorie

Total calories in this Hummus recipe is 1257.

And this Hummus recipe is sufficient for 5-6 people.So if for 5 people,Each portion contains 251 Calories.

Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a healthy snack made from chickpeas.This recipe will help you make "Hummus" which is creamy and delicious.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Soaking time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 5 People
Calories 251 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or powerful blender

Ingredients
  

  • 110 g Dreid chickpeas(if you are using cooked chickpeas 220g/1 and half heaped cup of cooked chickpeas) 1/2 cup(heaped)
  • 60 g Tahini 1/4 cup
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust to your taste
  • 3-4 tbsp Cold water 3 tbsp along with all ingredients +1 tbsp with Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

For topping

  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • A Pinch Sumac/cayenne/chilli powder
  • Some Cooked chickpeas

Instructions
 

  • Into a food processor,or chopper or into a powerful blender,Add the cooked chick peas.Then add the rest of the ingredients,chopped garlic,cumin powder,salt,olive oil,Lemonjuice and some cold water.
  • Blend them together until they are smooth and creamy.At this point,you can add a tsp or two of cold water (if you need a more thin hummus).After blending you will get a creamy chickpea paste.It may look and feel a little lighter than the real hummus texture.
  • Then add the Tahini and Cold water.And blend them again.Now the hummus will get thicker and will get the right consistency.
  • Now transfer this creamy and light hummus into a shallow bowl.
  • Drizzle some olive oil on top.Garnish with some sumac or chill powder and some chopped parsley and with come cooked chickpeas on top.

Video

Notes

If you are starting with dried chickpeas,take 110 g or 1/2 heaped cup of dried chickpeas.
If you are starting with soaked chick peas,then the recipe used 220g or 1 1/2 cups of soaked chickpeas.
If you are using cooked chickpeas,the recipe used 250g or 1 1/2 heaped cup of cooked chickpeas.
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  1. Judi Warner

    Humus is delicious! I will be making this to serve for the Super Bowl. Thank you for the information on chick peas I knew they were good for you but didn’t realize just how nutritious they are!
    Best, Judi

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