There is a reason why hummus reigns supreme over all other dips, spreads and condiments across the world – it’s the best!
You will see this delight spelled in a million different ways, with the two most common being hummus and houmous. So what is this delicious dish enjoyed around the world and how do we make it at home?
Though many countries lay claim to the ‘original hummus’ recipe, nobody knows for sure. The Greeks claim it as their own, as do Arabs and Israelis. Evidence suggests that, like many things, hummus actually originated in ancient Egypt around the 13th Century.
The word hummus means ‘chickpea’ in Arabic, this being the main component of hummus.
Let’s jump into our favourite hummus recipe – what will you need:
- 220g Organic Tahini
- 2 Organic Chickpeas (pre-cooked pouches)
- 8 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 4 Organic Garlic Cloves
- 1 Lemon (Juice of)
- 1 Tablespoon Salt
We use our tried and tested vitamix to get the job done, but a standard food processor will do the trick. If you have the patience, you could try a stick blender (good luck).
Step One. Add 220g Tahini and the juice of 1 Lemon into your blender and process on a low speed/1 for 1 minute.
Step Two. Add 6 tablespoons of organic Olive Oil and 1 pouch of organic Chickpeas (including the water), process on a low to medium speed/3 for 1 minute.
Step Three. Add 2 tablespoons of organic Olive Oil into a pan and bring to a medium heat. Add 4 organic Garlic Cloves, chopped fine and sautée until light golden brown.
Step Four. Add 1 pouch of organic Chickpeas (drained – keep the water to one side), plus 1 Tablespoon of Salt and the sautéed garlic and oil. Blend for an additional 1 minute, increasing the speed from low to medium to high until you reach the consistency desired.
If you are wanting a smoother or thinner consistency, add the reserved aquafaba (bean water) from the chickpeas, whilst blending on a low to medium speed.
Voila, simple hummus.