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Easy Homemade hummus recipe

3 Easy, Delicious Homemade Hummus Recipes

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 1x
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Discover how to make your own hummus dip with these three delicious, 10 minute recipes! Commercial hummus dip is available almost everywhere, however as we all know, nothing compares to homemade. That’s why I’ve put together a collection of my top three, super easy hummus recipes for you to prepare this delicious dip to perfection!


Ingredients

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Basic 2-step super easy hummus recipe

  • 400g boiled or canned chickpeas (14 oz.)
  • 3 tbsps¬†tahini
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/21 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsps water
  • a pinch of paprika for garnish

Hummus recipe with homemade tahini

  • You will need the same ingredients as in the basic easy hummus recipe, but this time you will use 2 more ingredients to make homemade tahini
  • 2 1/2 cups sesame seeds
  • 1/4 of a cup vegetable oil

Easy homemade hummus recipe without tahini

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 12 cloves of garlic
  • up to 1/4 of a cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 pinches of ground cumin
  • a pinch of paprika for garnish


Instructions

Basic 2-step super easy hummus recipe

  1. When making a homemade hummus recipe, what really makes a difference is the order that you add the ingredients.
  2. For this hummus recipe, start by adding the tahini and lemon juice in a food processor or blender and pulse for about 1 minute, until thick and light in colour. Then the chickpeas go in. Process the mixture, until the chickpeas are minced.
  3. Lots of hummus recipes require to remove the skins from the chickpeas. Although this is not difficult it will certainly take some more time, but the truth is, having tested both ways, I am not sure that it is worth the trouble. If you have the time try it for yourself by gently pinching the chickpeas until the skin comes off.
  4. Add the minced garlic and pour in the olive oil a little bit at a time, whilst pulsing, like making mayonnaise. Blend until the oil is incorporated and the hummus mixture is smooth or coarsely pureed, depending on your preference.
  5. Season with salt and cumin and pour in 1-2 tbsps water, if the hummus is too thick. Pulse for 1 more minute. Done!

Hummus recipe with homemade tahini

  1. To prepare this homemade hummus recipe with homemade tahini, start by making the tahini paste. You can either use the sesame seeds raw or roasted. Roasting the sesame seeds will make them easier to grind and your tahini will have better texture. But if you have a really good food processor use them raw as tahini made from raw sesame is lower in fat. Place the sesame seeds on a large baking tray and roast them for about 5 minutes, until fragrant and glossy. Sesame seeds can burn very quickly, so make sure to shake them frequently and be careful not to brown them.
  2. Place the sesame seeds in a food processor (fitted with a metal blade) and pour in the vegetable oil. Process for about 5 minutes until you have a smooth tahini paste. Don’t forget to pulse for about 1 minute, scrape the seeds from the sides, pulse again and repeat until smooth. Add a little bit more oil if necessary to bring the paste to a thick pouring consistency.
  3. Continue preparing the hummus according to the basic recipe instructions.
  4. The best part with tahini paste is that it can be stored for several months, so store the rest in an air tight container in the refrigerator and have it ready for next time!

Easy homemade hummus recipe without tahini

  1. To prepare this version of homemade hummus recipe without tahini, place the garlic in a food processor and mince.
  2. Add the chickpeas and lemon juice and pulse until the chickpeas are minced. Pour in the olive oil a little bit at a time, whilst pulsing, like making mayonnaise. Blend until the oil is incorporated and the hummus mixture is smooth or coarsely pureed, depending on your preference.
  3. Season with salt and cumin and pour in the water, whilst mixing. Add the water gradually and check the texture of the hummus. If your hummus is creamy and liquid enough for your taste, don’t use all the water.
  4. Check the seasonings and adjust as you like. 

Keywords: greek hummus dip, authentic greek hummus recipe