We just love Hummus. The well known Middle Eastern cream is versatile and perfect for every occasion. So much that we would hardly imagine a gathering without it served to accompany crudités or some crunchy bread. And we love homemade hummus even more, whether it’s the strong garlic flavour, or the extra virgin olive oil to do the trick, you have the power to make it your own and enrich it with your favourite ingredients.
All you need is a can of chickpeas and some tahini. In case you don’t have tahini, this recipe will tell you how to make your own using sesame seeds and sesame oil.
600 g precooked chickpeas (1 can)
the juice of 1 lemon
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp tahini (if you don’t have tahini, 100 g sesame seeds, 30 g sesame oil, 150g water)
120 g water (you can use the chickpeas water from the can)
1 teaspoon of paprika
Some extra virgin olive oil
Step 1 – If you are making your own tahini, toast the sesame seeds by keeping them at a medium heat in a non-stick frying pan, for a few minutes. You can start crushing the sesame seeds using mortar and pestle and add the water, the sesame oil and a pinch of salt to create a paste. Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer or a food processor (the latter is much easier). Once this mixture has become a cream, you have made your very own tahini, which you can save in a dry container. You will need a tablespoon of tahini for your your hummus.
Step 2 – Chop the garlic, and place it in a hand mixer cup. Then add the chickpeas, the tahini, salt, and the lemon juice. Start mixing.
Step 3 – Start adding extra virgin olive oil until you have reached the creamy consistency that you prefer.
Step 4 – Once you have reached your favourite texture, add even more aroma to the hummus by adding a sprinkle of paprika and some more extra virgin olive oil, and if you want a teaspoon of ground cumin.
Your hummus is served! And do you have a recipe for hummus?