Hummus is a very versatile recipe. It is used as a dip as well as a spread on a variety of food items. You can easily make homemade hummus without any issue if you have all the ingredients at home. Hummus is a delicious, rich and smooth dip that is very popular in the Middle East and Greek areas and is used daily in breakfast. Hummus is made from peeled and boiled chickpeas with garlic, olive oil, and salt. You can use canned chickpeas or dried ones depending upon the availability in your region. Make sure you cook the chickpeas beforehand so that the process can get easier.
Materials Required For Homemade Hummus
- 2 cans of chickpeas or equal amount of dried chickpeas
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ cup of water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Tahini and lemon juice (You can add both of them or anyone that you prefer)
Step By Step Guide To Homemade Hummus.
Step-1) Peel The Chickpeas
The first step is to take the chickpeas you have cooked and peel them gently. Once cooked, the layer will already be half torn and you will just have to gently squeeze the chickpea to remove the peel. Removing the peel is dependent upon your preference but it’s better to remove it so that you can get more consistent and smooth hummus. If you are using canned chickpeas, you can save the liquid in the cans as they can be used in various other dishes. The peels can be discarded once done.
Step-2) Take The Rest Of The Ingredient And Transfer It To A Blender Or A Food Processor
Now that your chickpeas are ready, add 1-2 cloves of garlic, olive oil, water, and salt according to your taste. Put all this into a high-speed blender and mix it well. Once done, start the blender and keep blending unless everything is properly made into a thick paste. Add lemon juice and tahini if you wish to add more authenticity to your dish and to give it a tangy flavor.
Now, your hummus is ready to be eaten. You can serve it with chips or even use it as a spread on bread. Hummus is a delicious and homemade hummus that can be stored in the refrigerator and can be used for 2-3 days. However, it is advised that you should consume it on the same day and look for any signs of spoilage before eating it after the second day of making it.
Benefits Of Hummus
Hummus is very healthy to eat recipe and contains a lot of things that will help your body stay strong. The olive oil used in it is a great source of good fat. It will help you to maintain your body fitness. It also contains a lot of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Chickpeas themselves are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber as well as they are great in initiating muscle growth and strengthening them as well. Garlic is also very helpful in stabilizing your cholesterol level in the body and it also helps you to fight against the common cold and other similar health issues. You can serve it with veggies and fruits so that your kids can get health benefits while enjoying a tasty dip.