Hummus is such a popular, versatile dip that I love. Hummus dates all the way back to the 13th century in Egypt and is still commonly eaten today throughout the Middle East, and beyond. Hummus is easy to find in any grocery store, but the stuff you buy in the store is full of preservatives and other ingredients you can’t pronounce. It also doesn’t have that delicious creamy texture you want, and people don’t know how to make hummus so they don’t know what they’re missing with the homemade stuff. This recipe makes it easy and will make you want to keep making it again and again at home.
Why you’ll love this hummus:
Easy: This recipe only takes 10-minutes. It takes longer for you to go to the store and buy it. So why not make it at home?
Versatile: You can add different spices and ingredients within hummus and on top. There are so many options.
Eat It On Everything: Dip it, spread it, you can eat hummus anyway you like. It’s so good on everything!
Chickpeas: As a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas have so many health benefits! They are also high in protein and are key in a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Tahini: Tahini is a Middle Eastern condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It is a common ingredient found in hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva.
Garlic: Garlic is actually so good for you and full of medicinal properties. Not only does it add so much flavor, but it’s full of nutrients and good for boosting your immune system.
How to make hummus:
Rinse + drain the chickpeas and add them to the food processor.
2. Add the tahini, garlic cloves, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cracked black pepper, cumin, red chili flakes, and olive oil to the food processor.
3. Blend on high until almost completely smooth.
4. Scrape the sides down in-between blending.
5. While blending, slowly stream in the cold water until completely smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
6. Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and use a spoon to spread around evenly- making a small well in the center.
7. Stream extra olive oil on top and into the well, and sprinkle the top with fresh parsley!
8. Serve with prepared fresh veggies and toasted pita bread! TASTY!
Expert Tips & FAQ:
What can I add to hummus? Add other delicious ingredients like roasted red pepper, black garlic, sundried tomatoes, lemon zest, etc.! Use any of your favorite spices, herbs, or even use flavored olive oil to your hummus!
Storage: Store the hummus in the fridge for 4 – 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
How do I store tahini? Since it’s high in oil, keep tahini in the fridge once it’s open to avoid it going bad too quickly.
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