Try This Delicious Homemade Hummus Recipe

November 8, 2020

Why settle for store-bought when you can make a delicious creation at home? This hummus recipe is the perfect pick when you want to whip up a yummy batch of hummus in Ohio. It’s great for your next snack or as a crowd pleaser at parties!

Give it a try!

Start by gathering the ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need include:

  • 5 cups of cooked chickpeas or 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas
  • ¼ cup tahini (paste made from sesame seeds)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (made from 1 large lemon)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2-3 Tbsp water
  • A dash of ground paprika or sumac
  • Salt to taste

Process the ingredients

Combine the lemon juice and tahini in a food processor. Blend for 60 seconds. Scrape the sides, then process for 30 more seconds.

Next, add the garlic, oil, salt and cumin to the mixture. Process for 30 seconds, scrape the sides, then process for 30 additional seconds.

Rinse and drain the chickpeas, then add half of them to the processor. Process for 60 seconds, then scrape the bottom and sides of the processor. Finally, add the rest of the chickpeas and process for one to two minutes or until the mixture is smooth.

Adjust as needed

It might be difficult to process the mixture to the correct consistency right away. If your hummus is too thick or lumpy, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water while continuing to process.

Once you have the ideal consistency, taste and add salt as desired.

Serve and enjoy

Pour the hummus into a bowl or other dish. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a bit of paprika on top to prepare your hummus for serving.

Save for later

To store your hummus, place it in an airtight container and refrigerate. This hummus can be stored for up to seven days for continued enjoyment all week long.

Tahini alternative

Not everyone likes tahini. Hummus lovers might enjoy its tangy flavor, but others might prefer to leave it out.

If you would like to make this hummus recipe without tahini, you can simply omit that step. If you do, add a little more olive oil. You can also use unsweetened creamy peanut butter instead of the tahini.

Tahini recipe

If you do want to include tahini in your hummus recipe, you can also make this from scratch at home!

Start by toasting sesame seeds. Then, place them in the food processor and process until you have a crumbly paste. Add olive oil and continue processing until you have a smooth, pourable mixture. This usually requires 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil.

Get the best ingredients for your hummus recipe

Of course, the best hummus only tastes good if you use quality ingredients. For the best bulk olive oil in Ohio, contact Olivamed LLC. We are home to the incredible, edible oil!

Our store carries a variety of oils, including olive, extra virgin, canola, soy and sunflower, and our clients can blend to create their own signature tastes. Contact us today for more information at 937-401-0821.

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