How To Make Hummus With Tahini From Scratch – An Easy Recipe
This creamy hummus recipe is so quick and delicious; way better than any shop-brought hummus you can buy! Made with classic ingredients such as lemon, garlic and with tahini; this hummus recipe is not only tasty but easy, healthy, vegan and gluten-free!
I remember the face of my friend when I told her I was craving hummus so was going to buy it. Being from the Middle East (and in the middle of shock), she asked me why I didn’t just make the hummus from scratch. And so I did… and I’ve never gone back! If you’ve never made homemade hummus from scratch with flavours like garlic and lemon, then you’re definitely in for a surprise. This hummus recipe is so quick to make at home, you’re going to love it!
Made with just a few fresh and simple ingredients such as chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon. This hummus recipe not only is fast to make but it’s so easy to make using a blender. I used a Ninja blender which is very inexpensive compared to high-end blenders and still gets the job done! Who doesn’t love a good dip and knowing that it’s healthy makes it taste even better!
What Is Hummus?
If you’re wondering what exactly is hummus. It’s a tasty dip originating from the Middle East, with the main ingredient being chickpeas which are blended with tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil and sprinkled with spices and herbs. With a melt-in-your-mouth creamy consistency and a rich garlic taste, there’s no surprise why shelves in UK shops are full of it. With this hummus recipe from scratch, you’ll learn how to make your own.
Can You Make Hummus In A Blender?
Yes you can make hummus in a blender, it’s how I make it; you do not need to have a food processor to make hummus.
Hummus Recipe Ingredients
- Chickpeas – The main ingredient which are also called garbanzo beans, they form the base for hummus. I usually use shop-brought canned chickpeas in this hummus recipe.
- Tahini – A paste made from grounded sesame seeds, that adds a tasty nutty flavour to hummus. Though you can buy tahini, making your own from scratch is so easy and cheaper too! I’ve written a post on how to make homemade tahini, it literally takes minutes. Tahini really is a staple in this dish, but if you want to make hummus without tahini, then you can leave it out. Add more olive oil if needed to help aid a creamy consistency.
- Olive Oil – The extra virgin olive oil helps the blended chickpeas be smooth and creamy in texture. It’s not only incorporated into the mixture but the olive oil is also drizzled on top when served.
- Garlic – Garlic adds a whole lot of flavour, I just can’t make hummus without it! I use 2 fresh garlic gloves in this recipe. You could roast the garlic in the oven for extra flavour.
- Lemon – Fresh lemon juice adds a fresh zingy flavour.
- Salt – Helps to bring out the flavour.
- Ground Cumin, Parsley, Sumac (or paprika) – Once your hummus is plated, spices such as cumin and sumac are sprinkled on top with fresh herbs like parsley. Then is drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. How to garnish hummus varies from region to region, hence why there are differences in they way hummus is garnished.
How To Make Easy Hummus
Once you have all your ingredients at hand and ready, you really just chuck in all your ingredients: the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, water, lemon juice, olive oil and salt into your blender and process until you have a smooth and creamy consistency. You may find that you need to add a little bit more water to the hummus to get it as smooth as you like.
It really is just one big step, but I’ve separated it into three steps because the 1st step is super important for a creamy and smooth texture and the last step is the most fun! Find out how to make hummus with no food processor below.
Before we start making the hummus, it’s important to soak the chick peas in a bowl of water to remove the skins. In a large bowl filled with water, rub the chickpeas with your hands to remove the skins. You may notice that the skins will float to the top.
I have a little tip for noticing the chickpeas with skin on them. As you continue to peel the skins, you’ll notice that the chickpeas with the skin still on will look slightly pale in comparisons to the chickpeas with the skins removed that look more yellow.
Add the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, salt, olive oil, water and squeezed lemon juice into your blender and blend for 5 minutes or until smooth.
Once your hummus is nice and smooth, it’s time to give it a little taste and adjust the flavours to your taste if needed and serve. With the back of your spoon spread the hummus, sprinkle your cumin, sumac (or paprika), parsley and olive oil on top and enjoy!
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Do I Need To Peel The Chickpeas To Make Hummus?
You do not have to take the skin of chickpeas to make hummus but it really makes the difference when you do. It’s one of my biggest tips for making hummus that is really smooth, especially when making hummus in a blender. Either way the hummus taste delicious, if you’re pressed for time then you can skip the first step.
Hummus Recipe Variations
So, you’ve made your hummus congratulations, there are so many ways to get creative and add additional flavours to your hummus.
- Beetroot Hummus – Very popular and turns the hummus into a eye-catching purple colour. To make beetroot hummus, simply add cooked beetroot and blend with the other ingredients in this recipe.
- Roasted Red Peppers Hummus – Also very popular and a classic twist to traditional hummus. Add roasted red peppers into the blender with the other ingredients. You can also sprinkle a few chopped pieces of roasted peppers on top.
- Pesto Hummus – You can use either green or red pesto to your taste and add it to the blender.
- Chocolate Hummus – No, I did not just make this up; chocolate hummus is really a thing! Here’s the recipe
How To Make Chocolate Hummus Recipe:
Blend 400g of chickpeas, 45g cocoa powder, 100g caster sugar, 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of vanilla and 3 tbsp of water until it has reached a smooth consistency.
Ways To Use Hummus
Hummus is so delicious! I find it hard to use it as just a dip, I tend to put it in anything I can!
- With Breadsticks – I like to make homemade breadsticks to dip into my hummus. It tastes so good and is a healthy snack to munch on that is also vegan.
- Wraps & Sandwiches – Hummus takes sandwiches and wraps to all whole new level! It really does add a touch of extra flavour.
- Salads – You can make a hummus salad dressing with only 3 ingredients to drizzle over your salad. Mix up some hummus with mustard and lemon juice for a super quick hummus salad dressing.
- With Tenderstem Broccoli: Use the hummus as a dip for roasted tenderstem broccoli (broccolini) – yum!
- I also like to put a tablespoon or two in my creamy red pesto pasta recipe.
Best Hummus Recipe (With A Blender)
- 400 g Canned Chickpeas
- 6 tbsp Tahini
- 5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 tbsp for mixture, 2 tbsp for varnish
- 5 tbsp Water More if needed
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Lemon
- Pinch Of Salt
- Pinch Of Sumac Or Paprika
- Pinch Of Cumin
- Handful Of Parsley
- Fill a bowl with water, add your chickpeas and rub with your hands to remove the skins.
- Add the chickpeas, garlic, water, tahini, salt, olive oil and squeezed lemon juice into your blender and blend for 5 minutes or until smooth.
- With the back of your spoon spread the hummus and sprinkle cumin, sumac (or paprika), parsley and olive oil on top and enjoy!
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