Well hello, friends! As a nutrition coach always on the hunt for tasty yet nourishing snacks, hummus is hands down one of my faves. Since I learned how to make it, I can’t wait to share my favorite and easy recipe for my flavorful homemade hummus today!
I’ll hold nothing back in this post as I share my easy step-by-step method for creating hummus bliss in your kitchen. You’ll also get my pro blender tips to ditch the grainy texture for good.
Grab your food processor or blender because things are about to get saucy! Let’s start chickpea-ing things up!
What is hummus?
So what is hummus, you ask? Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread or dip made from chickpeas blended up all smooth and divine with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and spices. One bite of this goodness and you’ll be like OMG OBSESSED. The combo of fiber-rich chickpeas, healthy fats from olive oil and tahini, and bright flavor from the lemon make hummus an absolute superstar snack in my book!
We haven’t even gotten to the best part though…you can WHIP THIS STUFF UP at home with just a few simple ingredients and a couple minutes!
You can use the freshest, highest-quality ingredients when you make hummus yourself. I’m talking plump chickpeas cooked to perfect tenderness, smooth and creamy tahini straight from the tub, fragrant olive oil, zingy lemon juice, and fresh garlic. You can taste the love in every bite!
And don’t even get me started on being able to customize the flavors to your taste with endless combos of spices and mix-ins. We’ve got options, baby!
Ingredients and Their Benefits
Homemade hummus is one of my favorite ways of cooking chickpeas. It makes such a great snack and a healthy and vegan source of protein.
These awesome legumes, also known as garbanzo beans pack a protein and fiber punch to keep you full and give hummus its thick, luscious texture. They also have iron, magnesium, and folate…and, they taste amazing!
Chickpeas pack nearly 19 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per 100 g for metabolic and gut health.
This earthy sesame seed paste takes hummus from meh to WOAH. Tahini is a good source of copper, a trace mineral essential for iron absorption, blood clot formation, and blood pressure It adds creaminess and heart-healthy fats so you can dip to your heart’s content!
Olive oil is rich in healthy monosaturated fats and many antioxidants and is protective against heart diseases. And much much more…
I go for the extra virgin olive oil that is cold-pressed and comes from the origin of making it—a dose of those fabulous monounsaturated fats. Plus a nice drizzle on top never hurt anybody!
No hummus is complete without a squeeze of tangy lemon to liven things up! That vitamin C adds a welcome zing.
This aromatic veggie ramps up the flavor and gives your immune system a high five. Win-win!
Salt, Black pepper, cumin, red paprika
Cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper tie everything together for maximum flavor and health benefits too.
Aquafaba is mainly made from chickpea water. Because of its clear color, it most closely resembles egg whites. However, aquafaba isn’t only made from chickpeas. It can be made of liquid from any legume can or legume cooking process.
My homemade hummus recipe nourishes your body with every tasty bite. When I say this smooth, creamy dip is one of my fave snacks, I truly mean it’s a nutritional powerhouse that keeps me fueled for hours! Now the real question is salted or spiced hummus today?
hummus from scratch: Step-by-step
Soak dry chickpeas overnight
Prepare your dry chickpeas.
Soak chickpeas in a bowl and cover with cold water.
Leave soaked chickpeas overnight.
Drain the chickpeas
Drain your chickpeas into the colander.
Transfer chickpeas to a pot and cover them with enough cold water.
Put them on the stove and let them boil.
Bring to boil
Boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours until very soft.
When ready drain, reserving aquafaba liquid from the pot.
Prepare other ingredients
Prepare the rest of the ingredients: peel the garlic, mix your spices, and squeeze some lemon juice. Don’t forget about the tahini sauce and olive oil.
Squeeze lemon juice into a blender
Add tahini and olive oil
Add garlic and spices, aquafaba, and mix it
Add aquafaba juice (chickpea stock)
Gradually add chickpeas and mix all
Blend until you have a creamy and smooth texture
Now transfer your hummus into an airtight container
Transfer hummus to an airtight container. Refrigerate 1+ hour before serving to allow flavors to develop.
Enjoy your healthy and delicious result! Garnish with olive oil and parsley if desired.
Homemade Hummus: easy recipe
Now you can dive into the recipe and create your perfect homemade hummus! Creamy, easy and so healthy!
How to serve this hummus?
Hummus can be served with a lot of delicious things:
- Dip for veggies
- Spread on a yummy sourdough bread or pita bread
- Falafel – deep-fried balls traditionally found in Middle Eastern cuisine
And there you have it – my complete guide to whipping up the creamiest hummus from the comfort of your kitchen! I walked you through my step-by-step methods for an easy and flavourful homemade recipe!
Enjoy this protein-and-fiber-loaded snack solo with fresh veggies or as a unique party dip that never disappoints. Now dip on!
Remember, one bite at a time, and I see you soon!