How To Make The Creamiest Hummus
This authentic recipe makes the best homemade hummus! My creamy hummus recipe is a perfect replica of the light and fluffy one I used to eat every day in Jordan. With just a few ingredients and a little time, you can quickly turn chickpeas into smooth and creamy hummus. This recipe is light, fluffy and will make you never want to buy pre-packaged ones again.
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Growing up in Jordan, hummus was part of our everyday tradition. In addition, it’s a very common side dish when you’re having a Jordanian breakfast. There was no need to make hummus at home, as every other shop around the corner served hot and delicious hummus and falafel. But for those who want to make an authentic hummus recipe at home, this one is surprisingly simple and takes a few steps. Perfect for those who love hummus and can’t get enough of it.
What is Hummus, and how to make it at home?
Hummus is a versatile and popular Middle Eastern dip that has gained a following worldwide. This classic chickpea spread is known for its smooth and creamy texture, nutty flavor, and delightful aroma.
But did you know that there are many other delicious variations of hummus? For example, roasted beet hummus is a beautiful bright pink color with a slightly sweet taste. Different variations include roasted red pepper and edamame hummus.
Hummus is not only a famous dip, but it’s also a fantastic addition to breakfast. Hummus is traditionally served with foul mudammas. Next to homemade made taboon bread like my grandmother used to make. You can read my personal blog about my memories of having Jordanian breakfast In Middle Eastern countries here.
Speaking of Middle Eastern dips, many other tasty options exist. Muhammara, for example, is a red pepper and walnut dip with a bit of a kick. Mutabal is a smoky eggplant dip similar to baba ganoush but with a creamier texture.
Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a flavorful addition to your meals, hummus and other Middle Eastern dips are great choices. Plus, they contain nutrients like fiber, protein, healthy fats, and vitamins. So go ahead and try something new today! And remember to check out our other Middle Eastern breakfast items, like za’atar bread, homemade Taboon bread, and shakshuka. Each of these recipes will provide you with an authentic Jordanian breakfast taste that you will absolutely love!
Ways to Spice Up Hummus
There are plenty of ways you can spice up hummus when you make it at home. You can have fun with many nontraditional variations and add different flavors and herbs to the blend. One of my favorite ways to make them is to add avocado, cilantro, and coriander to the food processor. The avocado adds to the rich and creamy texture, while the cilantro gives it a refreshing taste. I call this California-styled hummus. I also like to add cumin to my hummus, but it is not a necessary ingredient, so it is entirely up to personal preference.
You can get as creative with this recipe as you want! You can try to make it with and without the cumin and see which way you like the best. You can also add Kalamata olives or roasted red peppers to the recipe to try other variations, such as adding beets to roasted beet hummus.
How to Garnish Hummus at Home
When it comes to serving hummus at home, the options are endless. The traditional garnish of a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkled sumac, and whole chickpeas can be customized to fit your personal preferences. It can be spread on pita bread and crackers or even used as a dip for fresh vegetables. For a richer taste, fry the garlic in ghee and pour it over the top of the hummus. You can also toast za’atar and sprinkle it over the hummus for a unique flavor twist. Squeezing extra lemon juice over the top can also provide an extra zing of acidity.
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Allow the cooked chickpeas to cool to room temperature.
In the food processor bowl, add the chickpeas and garlic. Run the food processor for a few seconds to break them down slightly.
Add the ice cubes to the food processor. The ice cubes help to cool down the mixture and maintain a creamy consistency.
While the food processor is running, gradually add the lemon juice, tahini sauce, and salt. Continue running the food processor for about 5 minutes, allowing all the flavors to blend together. You can adjust the salt and lemon juice to your taste preferences.
Once the hummus has reached the desired texture, spoon it into a bowl or plate. Use the back of the spoon to spread it nicely, forming a well in the center.
Please Support The SiteHome Cooking is Easy!With These Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
|3 cups cooked chickpeas ( if you have only can, use two 15 oz chickpeas)|
|½ cup fresh lemon juice|
|1 cup tahini sauce|
|3 cloves of garlic minced|
|2 teaspoons salt|
|4 cubes ice|
|Olive oil and sumac for garnish|
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