How to make hummus, homemade recipe
Hummus is the perfect chickpea cream to take as an aperitif to meetings with friends or to serve it at home as dip to spread on some slices of toast, or better still with pita bread.
It is also a 100% vegan recipe.
Hummus homemade recipe
This original preparation of the Middle East is totally vegetarian, and mixes ingredients that we almost always have at home.
Something that is obvious: chickpeas are the main product. In this case we will need them previously cooked. You can buy them in the supermarket already ready.
For this hummus of chickpeas we will also need sesame paste, it is known as tahini, you can buy it in a supermarket, but you can also prepare it yourself . If you want to make it at home, here is the link:
- Tahini recipe
Home hummus: easy recipe
That's it. You already know how to make homemade hummus.
Cooking of the chickpeas for hummus
To obtain the cooked chickpeas we need for the hummus recipe, we have several options.
The quickest is to buy canned chickpeas. It may be the most practical option, but in no case is it the most tasty or the freshest.
The other option is to cook chickpeas at home. For this we can arm ourselves with a bag of dried chickpeas, and let them soak one night, to begin to soften them.
The next day, we will wash it well and we will cook it in a large pot, for 2 hours, with an amount of water that exceeds the level of the grains inside the saucepan (at least 3 centimeters). The most orthodox chefs change even the cooking water after the first 10 minutes. To flavor them, you can use one or two bay leaves and a little salt.
If we want to go faster, we can use an express pot, and let them cook for 45 minutes.
Then you have to remove the water and they will be ready to be used. Regarding this point, there are two schools: one that systematically removes the transparent skin of each grain, at hand, and another that ignores it completely.
I literally followed the first line and removed the skin of each chickpea grain. Someone recommended me to try the hummus recipe without doing this, and I can certify that the result will be almost the same 🙂
Other recipes with chickpeas that may interest you
If you liked our hummus recipe, you may also be interested in some of these salads with chickpeas, our recipe of chickpea stew with chorizo or this slightly lighter stew of chickpeas with spinach.