Quick & Easy Houmous Recipe | Hummus Recipe | Best Homemade Hummus Recipe
Updated: Jan 29
Houmous or Hummus has become very popular as a dip because it's so delicious, full of protein & goodness, and it's vegan too!
I often make it and have it ready to go in my fridge for when my kids get hungry: it encourages them to eat fresh vegetables that I use to dip in the hummus!
It's also a great replacement for butter on bread when making sandwiches! I recently made a vegan sandwich and spread hummus on each slice. I added lots of sliced vegetables like carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado etc., & added sliced apple in it for some sweetness. My husband just loved the sandwich!
So let me show you how to make this delicious hummus so that you can get creative with it too!
UPDATE: Here's my 60 second video on how to make hummus!
Quick & Easy Houmous/Hummus Recipe Cooking Time: 10 mins (approx)
Serves 4-6 People
· 1 400g Can Chickpeas, 240g when drained or 240g Cooked Chickpeas
· 2 tbspn. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
· 2 Tbspn Lemon Juice
· 2 Tbspn Tahini
· 2 Tbspn Water
· 1 Clove Garlic, chopped
· ½ tspn Roasted, Ground Cumin
· ½ tspn Salt
· Olive Oil and Sumac, Paprika, Chilli Powder or Flakes, Oregano, Pine Nuts etc. for garnish
Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a colander. Let this sit. Put it aside.
Peel the garlic clove & have it ready.
In a liquidiser, chopper or whatever you use to make chutneys, add the tahini, lemon juice & olive oil. Crush the garlic glove directly into this before blending. I do this so that you don’t get a clump of garlic in the dip while eating this. I found this out the hard way!
Blend these ingredients together for a few seconds. The mixture will thicken due to the tahini.
Then add the water and one third of the chickpeas and blend this until it’s smooth.
Add another third of the chickpeas and blend again.
Add remaining chickpeas and the salt and the cumin. Blend this until it’s very smooth.
If you want to adjust the consistency and make it thinner, you can add 1 Tbspn more water or lemon juice, but taste the hummus before adding more lemon juice!
Put the hummus into a serving bowl.
Finally, garnish the with olive oil and sumac, paprika, chilli powder, or oregano or topping of your choice.
Enjoy with pita chips, carrot sticks, peppers, celery sticks, cucumber, breads or spread on sandwiches or in wraps.