Hummus is one of my favourite foods. I scoff it down like its going out of fashion. This can get a little pricey so I thought I’d have a go at making my own.
After watching about a million YouTube videos on ‘how to make hummus’, I threw caution to the wind and just had a go. Here’s what I did.
I used dried chickpeas rather than canned. 2 cups got soaked in water overnight. In the morning I rinsed them and cooked them until they were boiling. Then I let them simmer for about 45 minutes until they were nice and soft.
I put the chickpeas in a food processor and pulsed them a few times so all the individual little chickpeas could get to know each other better.
Then I introduced all the other ingredients:
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- Juice of a lemon
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 2 Tablespoons of tahini
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
I let the food processor run so everything could mix and mingle. A couple of times I stopped the party just to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
When it looked like it was ready, I tasted it. I added more of everything (except chickpeas and garlic) according to my taste. I also added water to give it a smoother consistency.
It turned out pretty good although next time I’ll probably add even more water to give it a runnier consistency. That aside, the flavour is great – just like a bought one (if not better).
So, how much hummus did the recipe make? If this was an ‘Arabian Nights’ story I’d say there was enough hummus to feed an army ‘for 40 days and 40 nights’. But because it’s just normal life, I’m gonna go with ‘about 6 cups worth’.
Normally I wouldn’t slick it with oil like that before storing it (I’d add oil to taste for each serving) but I figured a super-nice outfit was appropriate given that it was having its picture taken.
Have you ever made hummus before? If you have, please do tell, especially if you’ve done anything flash and show-offey using different flavours.
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