Who else loves creamy Hummus? Try out this recipe for the secrets to the perfect delicious Hummus! 😋 Ingredients 250 g chickpeas, not canned 1 tbsp Tahini (sesame paste) 1 qt garlic clove 1 qt lemon 1 pinch salt 1 tsp plain yogurt Pinch sumac 2 tsp olive oil
How to do it
1. Prepare the chickpeas by soaking them overnight and then cooking them in water for 30-40 minutes or until soft. Once cooked turn off the heat and leave them in the cooking water, do NOT throw it away! 2. Chop the garlic clove (add more then one if you like) and squeeze the juice out of one lemon. Keep 10 chickpeas on the side for decoration. 3. Use a good blender. A hand blender also does the trick. Blend the chickpeas, garlic, a pinch of salt, tahini, 1-2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, 2-3 tbsp of the chickpeas cooking water, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of plain yoghurt. Taste and check the consistency, adjust salt and lemon juice and add a little of the cooking water to make it more creamy. 4. Once you are happy with the results, transfer in a nice bowl. Before serving decorate with the chickpeas, drizzle with good quality extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sumac.
Enjoy with bread, veggie sticks, in salads or wraps.
Here are some tricks and tips for a perfectly creamy and smooth chickpeas hummus: 1. Use dried chickpeas instead of canned ones. – don’t roll your eyes! It’s really no big deal, you only have to soak them overnight and then cook them for approximately 40 minutes. It DOES make a difference in taste.
2. Did I convince you to use the dried chickpeas? Great! Be smart: double the amount! – Soak and cook the chickpeas and then store the extra batch (with the cooking water) in the fridge (for up to 1 week) or freeze it, so the next time you are all set!
4. Use a good powerful blender. – If you want a really smooth hummus, you need a good blender. I find a handheld blender (the one with the stick) usually better than many small devices. If you have a lot of hummus to make, divide it into batches.
5. Add a teaspoon of plain yoghurt. – This will give your Hummus creaminess.