Hummus From Scratch

I never thought that I would be making homemade hummus. Why bother if you can find hummus in almost every grocery store. Though, nowadays, seeing the huge lineups at the store entrance discourages me even to want to go there. To distract myself from what is going on right now in the world, I spend more time in the kitchen. So I was ready to make my first hummus dip. I bought the bag of dry chickpeas about a month ago “just in case”. I prefer to use dry chickpeas and not canned since I try to reduce consuming canned food.

The end result was that my hummus texture was a bit less smooth than the one you buy at the store, but the taste was delicious. I eat it as a snack with fresh vegetables.

Preparation time: ~15 minutes. Plus two hours soaking in water and cooking.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Dry chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Olive oil -3 tablespoons
  • Tahini – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves – 3, skin removed and crushed
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 3 to 7 tablespoons (increase for a smoother texture)

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a large pot, add the chickpeas and cover with 1.5L boiled water. Let stand for at least an hour. Drain the chickpeas and add freshly boiled water. Bring to boil and cook the chickpeas for an additional hour.

Afterward, drain the chickpeas and add to a blender with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and water. Blend well and scrape the sides. Add more water if needed for a smoother texture.

Bon Appetit!

16 thoughts on “Hummus From Scratch

  1. Ok, so I’ll admit I never even knew what went into hummus/how it’s made. That’s right, I’ve never eaten hummus. I’ve never even eaten chickpeas 😂 I don’t blame you not wanting to venture to the shops lately. Making use of what you have at home is a great idea and it means you’ve tried something new with a home-made version. I imagine most recipes take some tweaking to get them how you like them so maybe next time (if there’s a next time?!) you’ll be able to get it a little smoother as you prefer it. I really feel I need to give this stuff a try now I know what it is!

    Stay safe & have a restful Eater weekend, Svet ♥
    Caz xx

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    1. You keep surprising me, Caz! I hope you will get to try it, it is a nice snack or dip, though it might taste a bit weird at first. When I first tried avocado (guacamole) it was weird for me, new texture and taste, but now I love it. With the extra time at home, I try to keep myself busy. So at least spending time in the kitchen benefits my family. Probably next time I will use a stronger blender to keep it smoother.

      Stay safe and well, and have a pleasant Easter weekend!
      Kisses, Svet

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  2. Yes, grocery stores are depressing places these days, which is why we don’t go there more often than we have to. My guess is your homemade hummus tastes better anyway! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Svet.

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    1. Thank you, George! I will definitely improvise next time and add some other spices into it. Maybe even some roasted red peppers. In the post, it was my first time making it and I hope the second time would be much smoother.

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