If you don’t like hummus we can’t be friends…actually, since you’re reading this you probably love hummus and want to learn how to make it. After learning how to make hummus… I can’t believe I’ve been buying hummus for so long!!! It is one of the easiest things to make. You literally throw everything in the food processor and blend all the yummy ingredients until smooth and fluffy. Hummus is one of my favorite go-to snacks and toast spreads. This is one of the healthy snacks you can think of. Just bust out some veggies sticks and pita bread and dip it into this fluffy hummus. We make hummus probably once a week at our house. We don’t soak the garbanzo beans. We buy the can beans and just throw them into a food processor. Also if you don’t have tahini don’t worry, I’ll show you how to do it without it and it’ll still taste delicious. Now, let’s make this easy hummus without a tahini recipe!
What is Chickpeas?
Chickpeas are small but plump legumes that are often used to make hummus, falafel, and other Middle Eastern-style dishes. The word “chickpea” comes from the Spanish word “chicharra,” which is derived from the Arabic term for the seed, “al-chichr.” It is believed that the chickpea was first domesticated somewhere in the Near East and this area is where we see evidence of them being used as early as 8000 B.C. (4).
What are the benefits of eating chickpeas?
Chickpeas are a vegan source of protein and dietary fiber. They are low in calories, sodium, and contain no saturated fat or cholesterol (3). Chickpeas also have a high vitamin K content. Vitamin K helps with blood clotting which is important for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. Chickpeas also help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure (2).
What is hummus?
Hummus is a dip made from mashed chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. It can be served as a savory appetizer or snack but because it contains beans it also makes a healthy protein-packed lunch option. There are many variations of hummus such as roasted red pepper hummus, spicy herb hummus, and classic hummus. There are even dessert hummus recipes that include maple syrup or chocolate!
Benefits of Hummus
Hummus is really healthy. It’s made from chickpeas and sesame seed paste (tahini). Chickpeas give you lots of protein which will help your muscles recover after a workout. Sesame seeds don’t get talked about enough, but they are amazing for you too! They’re full of minerals and fiber which helps speed up your metabolism. But If you don’t have tahini at home, sesame oil is equally healthy. Sesame oil is full of antioxidants and is super good for your heart.
Hummus is packed with tons of nutrients like iron and B vitamins. It’s a great source of fiber and is a plant-based protein. Adding this into your diet will add so much benefit to your diet.
The Secret to Making the best hummus
The secret to making the best hummus is making sure you use the right ingredients. The best hummus is light and fluffy. Some of the things that make this recipe unique are cumin, sesame oil, and togarashi. These seasonings mixed with lemon juice really bring out some amazing flavors in this dish.
What if you don’t have Tahini?
This is a great question! If you don’t have tahini, it’s okay because I’ll show you how to make hummus without it. Instead of tahini, we’ll replace it with sesame oil. It tastes just as good if not better. The sesame oil brings out the creamy and fluffy side of the hummus and makes it so so so delicious to eat.
Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are the base ingredients of hummus. Garbanzo beans are also known as chickpeas. You can either soak the beans overnight or you just take the easy route and buy can chickpeas.
Garlic Olive oil/ Olive oil is what makes the chickpeas super smooth and fluffy. If you don’t have Roasted garlic this garlic-infused olive oil will give you that garlic flavor you’ll love.
Sesame oil is a great substitute if you don’t have tahini or don’t want to go to the store just to buy tahini.
Lemon juice is crucial to hummus. Without it, the hummus would taste bland.
Cumin Powder is giving this hummus that gives this dish that umami flavor.
Sesame seeds are the best garnish you can ever use on hummus! They give it a satisfying crunch and fresh taste.
Sea salt it’s easy to measure and tastes delicious!
Black pepper gives this dish that extra kick and makes it so delicious.
Togarashi is a Japanese seasoning that adds a little spice to my hummus recipe.
1 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
1/4 cup garlic/ extra virgin olive oil
3 roasted garlic (optional)
2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
sprinkle togarashi on top
Throw everything in the food processor and blend until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste
Garnish the hummus with more garlic olive oil, paprika, and some parsley or cilantro.
What do you eat the hummus with?
You can eat this with anything! My favorite is to have it on toast. Toast up some bread, slather the hummus on top, and sprinkle it all over with togarashi for an extra pop of flavor. You can also cut up vegetables like cucumbers or carrots and dip them in the hummus too! If you want to be a little more creative, you can also add feta cheese on top of the hummus for a creamy and salty bite. It’s delicious!
My favorite thing to do with this hummus is to have it in a sandwich or wrap! I will toast up some bread, slather the hummus onto the bread, add avocado slices, cucumber, spinach leaves, lettuce, and some more salt and pepper! Super healthy, delicious meal that’s easy to put together.
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