What would the world be without hummus? This delicious, nutritious, decent dip! I can eat it with almost anything. Done in less than 10 minutes, super affordable and always a welcome guest on parties.
There is a lot of crap in the supermarket shelves that calls itself hummus. But how many of them fail to stick to the basics. A good hummus does not need much, it falls and raises with the quality of its ingredients. So the fresher your ingredients, the greater the results.
how to prepare fresh hummus
As the base of course you need chick peas. If you want the real deal, you should boil them at home instead of buying canned chickpeas. If you can, soak the chickpeas overnight. That allows them to soak up enough water to reach their original size. Like this, you can boil them faster. So get rid of that soaking water and rinse properly, before you start boiling. Depending on whether you do soak them or not, you should boil them for at least 1 and a half to 2 hours.
Next, you need tahini. Tahini is a paste made from roasted sesame seeds. You find this paste in two different forms: white tahini, made from hulled kernel, and brown tahini made from the whole seed. You can also use tahini to create a dressing.
Nowadays you can find tahini for a fair price in most supermarkets. If you look for big amounts, I recommend checking at your local middle-eastern or asian supermarkets.
You can create fresh tahini with the use of a potent food processor. It's a simple roast and blend of 5-7 minutes. You can follow this instruction from pick up limes.
For the rest of the ingredients: Choose fresh!
The remaining flavour comes from garlic and lemon juice. The low rumbling aromas come from ground cumin. Depending on who you might ask, you can also add ground coriander seeds to round up the picture.
In any case, all you need to do is add all ingredients to your food processor and press play. If you cool down your hummus, it will thicken up. Garnish with oil, cumin, paprika, herbs, or fresh vegetables. You know the deal.
- Food Processor
- 400 g Chickpeas boiled and rinsed
- 3 tbsp Tahini Sesame Paste
- 1/2 Lemon Juiced.
- 30 ml Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- 100 ml Water
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 2 tsp Ground Coriander Seeds optional
- Into the blender with the ingredients. Press some buttons, wait and Stop!Transfer the mass into a bo... don't touch the blades now! Get a spatula and transfer it into a bowl for serving. And you are done.
- I lied. You're not done. You maybe want to decorate it. So sprinkle some olive oil, ground cumin, sesame seeds and green stuff on top. You know the deal.