In a few quick steps, you can easily make smooth and creamy hummus in your own home. This is a recipe for traditional hummus, but the flavour combinations are endless; roasted pepper, avocado or even chocolate (you heard right!). Our recipe calls for Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds available at Food Lover's Market. This is best to get a hummus that rivals the store-bought deep flavour you are used to. But Tahini is optional and you can also just leave it out and get started right away with ingredients you have in your cupboard today. Check out our website for more hummus recipe varieties.
- Side Dish
Prep Time40 minutes
Cooking Time65 minutes
NotesTop with seeds such as white and black sesame or coriander for garnish. You can also substitute the 2 cups of dry chickpeas for one tin of chickpeas for a quick easy snack. This also means you can always keep a tin of chickpeas to whip up a home-made hummus for unexpected guests, or movie night with the family. *Note: When using tinned chickpeas, you can usually reduce the salt added. Try a spoonful and decide for yourself.
Drain the chickpeas, place them in a pot and fill with new water and add the salt.
Bring them to the boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for an hour. Drain and cool to room temperature.
Place the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini paste, garlic and cumin in a food processor and pulse while slowly adding the olive oil until a creamy texture has been achieved.
Transfer the hummus to your serving bowl and top with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of ground cumin.