Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern dip made with Chickpeas (legumes).  With just few simple ingredients, you can make a creamy smooth humus at home. Humus is a must with Pita Bread and Falafel.

Hummus

You may also checkout our other recipe of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.

Ingredients for Hummus

Hummus

1 cup well-cooked chickpeas, liquid reserved. (canned can be used)
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ tsp paprika, or to taste, plus for garnish
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) 
Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
Salt to taste

Directions for Hummus

  • Place all the ingredients except the parsley in a food processor and churn.
  • Stop and scrape the sides.
  • Add the chickpea liquid if required to make a smooth puree.
  • Adjust the seasoning and lemon to taste.
  • Store it in glass jar with a lid in refrigerator. Can last for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Serve in a broad shallow bowl .
  • Make craters by swirling with the back of a spoon.
  • Just before serving drizzled with olive oil and sprinkle paprika.
  • Garnish with a spring of parsley.

Note: You can use store bought Tahini paste. I prefer to make at home.

Hummus

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