September 28, 2022
how to make hummus

How To Make The Best Hummus Ever

If you love hummus just as much as the rest of us, then you need to try out this recipe. It brings together all the best flavours in one dish: fresh lemon juice, roasted garlic, and spicy cumin. You can eat this hummus as a dip with pita bread, or just on its own. You will love how easy and delicious it is to make!

The best part is that you can prepare this dish in about ten minutes! All you need to do is chop up the ingredients, arrange them on a baking pan, roast them for a few minutes, and in no time at all your guests will be enjoying your new creation.

 

What is Hummus?

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made out of chickpeas that is so versatile, you can put it in almost anything. It’s usually served as a side dish with bread and salads.

It’s also used as an ingredient for many other recipes, the most common ones being falafel, tabouli and saganaki.

 

how to make hummus

 

What’s the Secret for Making the Best Hummus?

The secret to making the best hummus is roasting the chickpeas, garlic and lemon peel before blending them together.

 

Different Variations of Hummus Recipes:

Basic Hummus Recipe – this is a basic recipe with only five ingredients: chickpeas, sesame seeds, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. And it’s all about the proportions; so make sure to measure correctly! Also, in order to make this dish as healthy as possible you should exclude salt from the ingredients. You can always season your hummus by adding a pinch of salt at the very end of the whole process

– This is a basic recipe with only five ingredients: chickpeas, sesame seeds, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. And it’s all about the proportions; so make sure to measure correctly! Also, in order to make this dish as healthy as possible you should exclude salt from the ingredients. You can always season your hummus by adding a pinch of salt at the very end of the whole process Lemon Garlic Hummus – this version adds some lemon juice to the chickpeas in order to add a fresh and vibrant taste. Plus, garlic, it’s everything you need to add body and buttery richness to this recipe

– this version adds some lemon juice to the chickpeas in order to add a fresh and vibrant taste. Plus, garlic, it’s everything you need to add body and buttery richness to this recipe Spicy Cumin Hummus – this is a spicier version of the basic hummus recipe. The addition of cumin and cloves creates an intense flavour that will give your dish a whole new dimension.

– this is a spicier version of the basic hummus recipe. The addition of cumin and cloves creates an intense flavour that will give your dish a whole new dimension Roasted Garlic Hummus – this is another variation of hummus recipe, and it’s also a spicier one. For maximum flavour blend the roasted garlic with the chickpeas before adding them to the rest of the ingredients

Once you have made your hummus you can use it as a spread for sandwiches, add it to wraps, or eat it on its own with pita bread.

 

Use Quality Ingredients for Hummus

There are a couple of things you should always look for when buying chickpeas. First of all, make sure to select the dried chickpeas that are not coated in wax and don’t look overly polished (because they might be rancid).

You can find them in most supermarkets with Indian or Asian food sections. Plus, if you buy them at a bulk store they will be significantly cheaper than if you bought them at the supermarket.

Also, try to find organic tahini, because it’s packed with healthy fats and it will provide the best flavour for your hummus.

Preheat the Oven and Roast Your Chickpeas – First of all, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then combine chickpeas, garlic cloves, and lemon peels on a baking pan. You will roast them for about 10 minutes (until you see that skins of the chickpeas start to open).

When done, remove them from the oven and let cool off completely before blending them.

Let Your Blender Do the Job! – Put all your chickpeas, garlic and lemon peels, cumin seeds, salt, and olive oil in a blender. Blend until everything is fully mixed. If you need to add some more olive oil for a smoother result, then go ahead and do so.

Add Tahini to Your Hummus Recipe – Now stir in tahini paste before blending one more time.

Pour Your Hummus into a Pita – Once you have blended all the ingredients, spoon it into a pita bread. Top with vegetables, roasted vegetables or even add in some cheese and bake them in the oven for another 15 minutes.

TIP: Using Lots of Garlic in Your Hummus Recipe

The recipe is made with one clove of garlic per cup of chickpeas. If you like your hummus to have a stronger garlic flavour you can use up to 4 cloves of garlic for every cup of peas.

You can also add roasted red or green bell peppers and a teaspoon of lemon juice if that’s your cup of tea.

 

Recipie:

How To Make Hummus

First of all, you need a food processor. If you don’t own one, you might want to buy one off Amazon.com

Next, we are going to roast the garlic in the oven: Place the garlic cloves on a baking sheet, drizzle them with olive oil, and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure not to burn them, or the garlic will turn bitter.

After that, you need to add the ingredients and follow this easy recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) soaked in water for at least 8 hours and drained. Don’t use canned ones – they don’t taste right! They should be fresh and soft. You can also use fresh ones! In that case prepare them according to the next steps.
  • 1-2 cloves of roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • juice from 1 lemon. 2 lemons should be enough, but it depends on the size of your vegetable peeler.
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice and garlic to the food processor or blender and process or blend until smooth.
  2. Add the tahini, salt and pepper. Process or blend again until well combined, but not to a point where the hummus gets too creamy.
  3. Serve immediately with pita bread, veggies or other side dishes.

 

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Tips for Making the Best Hummus

– You can substitute the roasted garlic for about 8-10 fresh ones! If you would like more of a garlic taste, use more than 2 cloves of roasted garlic instead of 1-2 cloves of fresh ones.

– You can also skip the tahini and use less lemon if you prefer.

– If you want to add more flavour, increase the amount of lemon juice. You can also add a teaspoon of cumin, paprika or chilli powder.

If you love hummus just as much as the rest of us, then you need to try out this recipe. It brings together all the best flavours in one dish: fresh lemon juice, roasted garlic, and spicy cumin. You can eat this hummus as a dip with pita bread, or just on its own. You will love how easy and delicious it is to make!

The best part is that you can prepare this dish in about ten minutes! All you need to do is chop up the ingredients, arrange them on a baking pan, roast them for a few minutes, and in no time at all your guests will be enjoying your new creation.

This recipe makes 5-6 servings.

What to Serve With Hummus?

Hummus is a great dip to serve with pita bread. But you can also serve it with these healthy options:

– carrot sticks

– cucumber slices

– bell pepper slices

– celery sticks

Also, if you want to enjoy a delicious main dish, make this recipe for shakshuka stuffed zucchini or grill some seafood like salmon and shrimp or scallops.

 

How to store Hummus?

Hummus should be stored in the refrigerator. It’s best if you make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container.

Hummus will stay fresh for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

 

How to Freeze Hummus?

You can also freeze hummus! It will keep frozen for up to 6 months. After you defrost it, make sure to stir it well before serving.

Roasted garlic is one of the best cooking ingredients around, and this recipe is a great way of using up your leftover garlic. The garlic should be soft and caramelised by the end of this recipe and should have a sweet flavour.

 

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