I used to think that just because I didn’t have a food process that I couldn’t make hummus. Well, I was so wrong and if you thought the same then so are you! So let me show you how to make a delicious hummus at home in your blender!
Smooth, garlicy and perfect on its own or as a side, hummus may be one of my most favorite things to make as a healthy dish.
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Time: 5-10 minutes
Yield: Serves 6-8 people
- 1 16 oz can(455g) of chickpeas/garbanzo beans*
- 1/4 Cup Reserved Liquid from the chickpeas*
- 2-4 Cloves Garlic, peeled*
- 1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Tahini*
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
- *Olive Oil to drizzle for decoration
- *Smoked Paprika for decoration
- Place the chickpeas in the blender first and then garlic, the liquids and spices.
- Then blend to desires consistency. If you like it thicker, then add less water. If you like it more chunky chop the garlic fine and blend less. If you like it more smooth you might need to add a little more liquid and blend more.
- Pour out into a plate or bowl. Smooth the top with a spoon. Optional decoration and deliciousness drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.
- I believe that using canned beans is the only way to go. Sorry if you don’t agree. I am sure that some believe the cooking them yourself is the only way to go, and maybe there are right but every time I have tried I have found the taste to be strange. Also the cooking liquid just isn’t the same as the liquid they are canned in.
- If you didn’t read the recipe first and threw out the liquid, that is ok… THIS TIME. Just use water instead. But I find that it doesn’t come out nearly as creamy.
- Garlic is Yummy!! Fresh garlic will also give it a spicy taste. If you want it to be more garlic and less spice I recommend roasting some garlic instead. To roast: Preheat your oven to 400°F (205° C), remove the papery outer skin from the head of garlic, cut off the top 1/2 inch of the bulb, place on tin foil, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in the tin foil, place on a baking tray in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Cool and then remove the cloves from the head. They are delicious, I recommend roasting a few heads.
- Tahini is a paste made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. You can find it in dishes made all over the world, not just in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Hold on to your hats and get ready for this. If you can’t find Tahini or you don’t have any and you need hummus now or you just can’t afford it. I have two suggestions. Skip it and add either ground toasted sesame seeds or 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil.
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