Easy Hummus Recipe, The Versatile Dip Made From Chickpeas

Try this fresh hummus recipe. On my first attempt of this spread recipe something embarrassing happened...

I added raw soaked chickpeas. I must have thought that because you don’t cook the chickpeas when they come from a can, that you don’t have to cook them when using fresh chickpeas. When doing the taste test I just assumed that this was how hummus was supposed to taste raw, fresh and a little bit bitter. I thought nothing of it.

So when the thought came that maybe chickpeas shouldn’t be eaten raw, I researched eating raw chickpeas, and let’s just say  among the fear mongering of eating raw pulses I decided not to test my luck.

Lesson learnt, the next time I tried this recipe I cooked the chickpeas first and the outcome was a lot smoother and easier to blend. If this should happen to you I recommend making falafel out of the raw hummus.

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Easy hummus recipe

Hummus, the smoothly blended mass of chickpeas, is a delicious spread. It is also popular with young and old to serve as a party dip for natural corn chips or vegetable sticks.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes (soaked chickpeas)
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4

Category: Dip
Cuisine: Middle East inspired
Vegetarian diet

Preparation for dried chickpeas

  1. Soak one cup of dried chickpeas overnight in two cups of water
  2. Drain the chickpeas
  3. Put the chickpeas into a pot with about one cup of water
  4. Cook the chickpeas for 30 min, add more water if necessary.

Hummus recipe ingredients:

  • cups of chickpeas (dried or canned)
  • 1 ½ tbsp of tahini
  • 6 tbsp of fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • ½ cup of liquid
  • Spices: salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, curry powder.

Step by step:

  1. Use a blender, hand-blender, or food processor to puree the chickpeas
  2. If necessary do this in smaller batches
  3. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil in respectively
  4. Add the liquid in a little bit at a time and blend until reaching a smooth texture 
  5. Once you completed the blending process stir under the spices until you achieved the perfect flavor combination
  6. Enjoy your homemade hummus dip recipe.


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