Glad you guys could witness my first attempt at homemade hummus! So many people are turned off by making hummus because of one ingredient they don’t already have in their kitchen: tahini. But it’s a great investment if you like to cook (later this week, I’ll show you another recipe you can make with tahini). I bought Sesame King’s Roasted Tahini at whole foods for 4 or 5 dollars.
What you need:
- 3 cups Chickpeas
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tbp chopped garlic
- pinch of salt
I’ve heard that you can use canned chickpeas but dried provide better texture and quality. If using dried chickpeas to make your homemade hummus, soak 3 cups in a large bowl with water covering around 3 inches. Leave in the refrigerator several hours or overnight.
After soaking, drain the chickpeas, and bring to a boil (replace with new water). Simmer for 45 to 60 mins until tender.
In a blender, combine chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, tahini and about 1/4 water.
Mmm. Enjoy with sliced veggies, crackers, pita chips or any other of your favorite snacks!
Please use this recipe as a guide, but understand that the measurements don’t have to be exact. Remember to taste as you go along. For instance, I ended up adding a bit more lemon juice.