Do It Yourself: Hummus

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“Yes we can!” …..make our own hummus. I`m not sure that`s quite what Obama had in mind when he pronounced those words but that`s my story and I`m sticking to it. I simply adore hummus, to the point that I think it should be a food group 🙂 . However, I do find the store-bought versions are quite heavy and hard to digest at times so yesternight, I set out on a mission to make home-made hummus and let me tell you: a) it`s probably one of the easiest recipes I`ve ever made and b) it`s probably the most succulent hummus I`ve ever laid my taste buds on. My trusty food processor made making this way too easy.

Ingredients:

  • 540 ml can organic chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of sesame tahini
  • 1 large garlic clove (use less or none if you prefer as the whole clove makes the garlic taste quite potent)
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • Sea salt and paprika to taste

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients into food processor.
  2. Blend until delicious hummus is obtained.
  3. Enjoy this Middle Eastern treat.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Laura says:

    This looks amazing! I’ve read some recipes where they have you remove the “skin” from the chickpeas (which seems like a lot of work)! Did you do that first? And if you didn’t, did you notice them? I’ve always felt like it was unnecessary, but haven’t tried it either way! =)

    1. consciousniki says:

      Hi Laura! 🙂 Yes, I have seen that some recipes call for “skinned” chickpeas whereas others don`t specify. I have read that it doesn`t make a huge difference texture-wise and that it takes approximately 10 minutes to remove the skins sooo I preferred the shortcut 😉 … You should definitely try it. Keep me posted 🙂

  2. Nice, thank you! I actually made hummus earlier today with a similar recipe and it was pretty good!

    1. consciousniki says:

      Amazing! Thanks for checking out my blog fellow hummus-maker 🙂 Have a great evening!

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