There is probably nothing, okay almost nothing, that does not taste better with homemade hummus, excluding desserts, perhaps. If a bowl of hummus is standing in front me I can not stop until the bowl is empty. Probability at that point I have sticky fingers and my hands are covered in hummus.
I was trying to pile as much hummus as possible on my carrot sticks and for sure ended with my whole hand in the hummus. You do not want to waste any of the good stuff. Hummus is most popular in the Turkish, Arabic cuisine or the Middle East. Hummus is often served as an appetizer with pita or flatbread as Mezze.
Nowadays you can buy hummus at every corner, even the larger supermarket chains carry it. I’m not saying that these are bad, but hummus is made so quickly that it is just not worth buying. Further you know what’s really in your food and you can adjust the ingredients and the seasoning. I show you here a basic recipe, there are many ways to change the recipe. You can make it spicier with chili, or pimp it with dried tomatoes, roasted eggplant or other vegetables.
As much as I am a friend of adapting recipes I am still the biggest fan of plain old homemade hummus. The perfect dish when suddenly friends announce to come over and you want to put more then just chips on the table. With hummus most people will even like vegetable sticks.
Homemade HummusPrint This
- 1 can Chickpeas 15oz.
- 2-4 tsp. Tahini – Has this strong, smoky sesame taste, so maybe start with 2. Should be available a most supermarkets.
- 1-2 Garlic Cloves
- 1-2 Lemons – How much juice you use depends on their size and ripeness and how you prefer your hummus.
- 1/2 – 1 tsp. Sea Salt
- Pepper for seasoning
- 4 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp. Cumin
- Put all ingredients in the mixer, turn on and let it run until you have a nice and creamy texture. If it is still too thick you can always add a little bit more olive oil or even water.
- Some people add cumin, some do not. I would say, give it a try, maybe start with a little bit. The taste is not that strong but to me it gives the hummus a more rounded flavor and adds some yellow color.
- Serve in a bowl. Normally you drizzle some olive oil on top and add a tiny bit of red pepper as decoration.