This Homemade Hummus couldn’t be easier if it tried! Just plonk everything in a food processor and you’re on your way. One condition – there must be tahini!
Ahhhh Hummus, how you enlighten my life. Smoothy and creamy, nutty and well, quite frankly the driving force behind my increasing waistline. But damn you’re tasty.
First things first, let’s check out what you’ll need to make homemade hummus
Homemade Hummus Ingredients
- Lemon Juice
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
And that’s it! And the difference between this homemade version and store bought is just crazy.
I, Chris Collins, have not bought hummus since the day I learned how to make it homemade. Pinky promise 😂
Okay, let’s talk tahini.
What is Tahini?
Tahini is essentially a paste made from ground toasted sesame seeds. It’s a key ingredient in baba ghanoush and you guessed it, hummus.
Hummus with Tahini
Tahini really is the backbone of hummus. It gives a gorgeous nutty body to the dip and offers a really creamy texture. By itself? Not so nice. But blended through chickpeas? Oh gimme.
And whilst you’re there gimme a food processor, I’m hungry.
Yep, making hummus truly is as easy as chucking everything in a food processor and blitzing until smooth.
However, if you haven’t got a food processor, I’ve got you covered.
How to make Hummus without a blender
- Microwave – Pop your chickpeas in the microwave for 2-3mins until soft, then simply mash with a fork with your other ingredients.
- Pestle and Mortar – Slightly more labour intensive, but still does the trick!
- Potato masher – Stick your chickpeas in a saucepan to give yourself some stability, the mash them to the high heavens.
I usually save 2 or 3 chickpeas to plonk on top at the end. I always give it a good drizzle of olive oil and a few pinches of paprika. Finally, a teeny weeny bit of fresh parsley. However this is all optional, so garnish as you wish 🙂
Oh, and whilst you’re still here…
More easy appetizer dips
All in all, Hummus is the perfect sharing dip for an easy appetizer. Using tahini gives it a gorgeous nutty flavour and creamy texture. Making hummus truly couldn’t be more simple!
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How to make Homemade Hummus with Tahini (Full Recipe & Video)
This Homemade Hummus couldn't be easier if it tried! Just plonk everything in a food processor and you're on your way. One condition - there must be tahini!
- 14oz / 400g can of Chickpeas, drained (reserving 1/4 cup / 60ml brine)
- 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 1 Lemon (juice of)
- 1 small clove of Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
- Black Pepper, to taste
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Add all of your ingredients, including the 1/4cup of chickpea brine, and pulse until smooth. Test for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
Serve at room temp with garnish as desired.
Watch how to make it!
For another easy hummus recipe, check out my Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus!