Hummus

November 28, 2019 Published by Dina Leave your thoughts

Homemade hummus is a wonderful thing. I cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker so they get nice and soft, and that makes the hummus so much more creamier than when using canned beans.

Tahini paste adds a unique flavour and texture. Sometimes i make extra and drizzle it over the hummus, it’s delicious.

For garnishes i drizzle olive oil over, sprinkle paprika, sesame seeds, dukkah, za’atar, whatever inspire me that day.

Enjoy.

Hummus

Recipe by Dina HonkeCourse: Appetizers, dips and spreadsCuisine: Middle easternDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chickpeas

  • 1/3 cup tahini paste

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, more as needed

  • 1/2 cup water, more as needed

  • Garnishes:
  • Olive oil, paprika, za’atar, dukkah,

  • Chickpeas, parsley or cilantro

Directions

  • Place chickpeas in the blender.
  • Add tahini paste, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
  • Add the water and begin blending, adding as much water as needed to create a smooth paste. The Vitamix works miracles with this texture.
  • Remove from the blender into a bowl, taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more lemon juice and salt as needed.
  • Spoon the hummus onto a plate and swirl it around with the back of the spoon creating a ridge on the outside to contain the oil.
  • Drizzle the center with olive oil, sprinkle paprika, spoon za’atar and dukkah over and garnish with a few chickpeas and chopped cilantro or parsley.
  • Serve with good bread or pita bread.

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