Simple bowl of hummus as per recipe.

The Best & Tastiest Simple Hummus Recipe

The Best & Tastiest Simple Hummus Recipe

This very tasty and very simple garlicky hummus recipe will teach you about making hummus at home and about really ramping up that flavour! We’re really going to cram in that lemon juice and garlic and take it to another level. If you’re looking for something to serve this with, check out these stunning pitta breads.

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Introduction

Everyone is familiar with hummus. It’s beige, grainy and it tastes of … something? We’re so used to the store-bought stuff that it’s easy to forget how good the real thing can be. And it really can be great. Making hummus at home means you have the opportunity to pack in all of those flavours you normally can’t detect.

The number one ingredient in any hummus is chickpeas. They’re creamy, tasty and they provide a lovely bit of bite and texture. They are also the vehicle for all of those other wonderful flavours. On a related note, if you’re here for the chickpeas themselves, I’d love you to check out this beautiful chickpea dal recipe as well. It’s a very simple Indian recipe that tastes absolutely amazing.

Next up is tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds. Tahini brings a certain something that is quite hard to define. It helps to round out the flavour and it gives it a whole load more depth. From there, we’re looking at lemon juice and garlic. The lemon brings zing and freshness and the garlic brings that fiery earthiness we all know and love.

About this recipe

First off, some recipes will tell you to cook your garlic. It’s your call. I love the freshness of hummus, so the idea of cooking the garlic seems to undermine that to me. That’s why I don’t. With that said, it’s a big flavour, and not always a welcome one for some. If you find that raw garlic flavour overwhelming you can either skip it completely or just roast the garlic off for 20-30 minutes at 180 beforehand. I’ll note that down again during the recipe.

In fact, I’d always encourage you to play around and tweak the ingredients. I absolutely adore zingy, fresh citrus flavour, so I really go crazy with the lemon juice. I won’t tell you to do that, but I will suggest you explore what works for you. The best thing about making hummus or anything else at home is having that control over the ingredients. It’s your food. Do what you like!

Finally, this recipe assumes you’re using canned chickpeas. If you’re not and instead have the dried version, simply soak half a cup of them overnight first and then simmer for a few hours until soft.


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Simple bowl of hummus as per recipe.

The Best & Tastiest Simple Hummus Recipe

This very tasty and very simple garlicky hummus recipe will teach you about making hummus at home and about really ramping up that flavour!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Middle-Eastern
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained
  • 1 tsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 25 – 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all of your ingredients to a blender, including salt and pepper. You can set aside a little more pepper and some oil to garnish if you like. I have gone very heavy on the lemon juice and garlic, so you may want to add them bit by bit, tasting as you go.
  • Blend everything together as thoroughly as you like. You may want to leave a little texture or you may want a super-smooth puree.
  • Pour a little more olive oil over the top and a little bit more cracked black pepper
Keyword Chickpeas, Hummus, Making hummus at home, Simple Hummus Recipe

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