Homemade Hummus

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.IMG_1594

After watching about a million YouTube videos onย ‘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.

IMG_1593When 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’.

IMG_1597Normally 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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Author: homemade and humble

Hi, I'm Ana. Welcome to my blog. I live in Wellington, New Zealand with my partner in a little cottage on a hill. We are working to build a life free from the rat-race, where we get to design our days around spending time together, enjoying good food and hunting for treasures for our home. We are both homebodies and prefer homemaking and cooking to outdoor pursuits and sport. This is where I share stories of our experiences as we set our course for a life full of warmth, comfort and beauty. I hope you enjoy it.

5 thoughts on “Homemade Hummus”

  1. I tried hummus once and didn’t like it. But somehow these few days I really want to eat it again. I would love to try this recipe maybe with a homemade tahini ๐Ÿ˜€ because it can’t be easily found in my place. Thanks for sharing.


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