Ingredients You Need
- Chickpeas – we use canned, cooked chickpeas
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
How to Prepare Delicious Hummus:
- Start by placing chickpeas and baking soda in a pot. Add enough water to cover the chickpeas by about 2 inches. Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the chickpeas to cook for approximately 15-20 minutes.
- Once cooked, drain the chickpeas using a colander. Return them to the pot and fill it with cold water. Use your hands to swish the chickpeas in the water, removing their skins. You can also use a small sieve or your hands to skim off the skins from the water’s surface. Repeat this process a few times until you’ve removed as many skins as possible. Drain the chickpeas, discarding any remaining skins. Remember, you don’t have to remove every single skin—it would be too time-consuming. Just remove as many as you can.
- In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine the peeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, and cumin. Blend the ingredients while gradually adding water. Start with around ⅓ cup of water and adjust according to your preferred consistency.
- Transfer the prepared hummus to a serving bowl. It pairs wonderfully with pita chips or a selection of fresh veggies. To store any leftovers, place the hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.
What Goes Well with Hummus:
Hummus is perfectly complemented by various accompaniments. While pita chips are a classic choice, consider these alternatives:
- Homemade baked pita chips: These chips, made in your own kitchen, are a fantastic choice and can be easily prepared to have on hand whenever you’re craving hummus.
- Assorted vegetables: Explore a wide range of veggies for dipping. Cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli are all excellent options that pair beautifully with hummus. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables based on your preferences.
Enjoy your delicious homemade hummus with your preferred dippers and savor the delightful flavors!