If you are a huge hummus fan but never made it at home. I’m gonna show you how easy it is to make incredibly delicious Middle eastern hummus, right at your home.
I keep this recipe as traditional and authentic as possible. This hummus will be probably the best hummus recipe you probably tasted in your life. It is so easy to make
What’s middle eastern Hummus?
Hummus is a mixture of tahini, lemon and chickpeas with a bit of olive oil. This can be served as breakfast with a bread of your choice or it can also be used as spread on sandwich. Either ways, it taste amazing.
I have used canned chick peas, to make the process more easier but you can always start from scratch. If you are making from scratch, soak the chickpeas overnight and boil it for half an hour, before use.
Is Hummus healthy?
Hummus is made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans) which is packed with nutrients, plan based proteins and fibers. The soluble fibers in chickpeas lowers the LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides. It has low calorie density that can help in weight management. It also has many properties that control sugar levels in the blood.
All in all, Hummus is a great food to add into your diet if you have high cholesterol/ triglycerides or following a healthy diet. You can replace spreads/cheese with the healthy hummus in sandwiches. Carrots dipped in hummus can be a healthy snack. Hummus works great as dip with kebabs, grilled chicken, chicken sumac and in wraps.
What is Tahini? How to make Tahini?
You only need 3 ingredients when making tahini: Sesame seeds, a little oil and salt.
In a sauce pan, toast the sesame seeds for 3-5 minutes, over a medium-low heat, stir constantly until fragrant. Add the toasted sesame seeds in to food processor until crumbly paste is form. Next, add little oil and salt and process further until smooth.
Home made tahini is easy to make and much less expensive than buying from store. Do try!!!
Middle Eastern Hummus Recipe
- Drain the water from can. Put the Chickpeas in the grinding jar. Add lime juice and 2-3 tablespoon of cooking liquid of chickpeas
- Close the jar and use the pulse button to crush the chickpeas.
- Now add, tahini, garlic pods, salt and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Grind further until smooth.
- Add little more water or cooking liquid if the hummus is too thick
- Transfer it to serving bowl. Drizzle remaining oil and serve.