Easy Home-made Hummus

The party season is on full swing and everyone wants easy recipes that can feed a crowd.My recipe today is probably one of the easiest and my most favorite of all time.Hummus!Its great for entertaining,its packed with nutrition, it’s easy to make and it tastes delicious.Hummus is a dip or a spread,made using cooked mashed Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) served alongside some toasted Pita or chips.It finds its origin in the Middle East and has now become an extremely popular appetizer in parties all across the globe.I love serving my Hummus with some Corn Tortilla Chips!

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Apart from its delicious taste, Hummus is also very nutritious.Its high in Iron and Vitamin C,and a great source of protein for Vegans and Vegetarians.You can cook the Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) at home (the process begins by soaking the raw garbanzo beans overnight followed by pressure cooking them the next morning).In case you’ve forgotten to soak your Garbanzo Beans (like I invariably do :)), place about 2 cups of raw Garbanzo Beans in your slow cooker.Add 4-5 cups of water.Let it cook for 5-6 hours and you have your Cooked Garbanzos ready to be used!I’ve cooked mine from scratch in this instance and you cannot beat the fresh flavors!Or you can skip the above process and use a Can of Cooked Garbanzo Beans instead.

Easy Home-made Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

An easy dip or spread using Cooked Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)!

Ingredients

  • Cooked Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas )-2 cups
  • Reserved cooking liquid-1/4 cup
  • Tahini (Sesame Paste)-1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Garlic-2-3 cloves
  • Lemon Juice-3 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil-2 tablespoon
  • Salt-to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in your food processor or blender and blend until smooth and mixed thoroughly.
  2. Add a little cooking liquid if its too thick.
  3. Check the seasonings.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature with some toasted pita or any other chips or veggies of your choice.
As with any home made stuff, its way healthier than store-bought ones, since You control the amount of sodium. I have to warn you though that its highly addictive and you just cannot stop eating once you’ve started :)

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Comments

  1. At the top of my favorite snack and appetizer list :) Looks wonderful…Happy New Year!
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s for dinner? Pappardelle Pasta with Candied Chestnuts and Quail EggsMy Profile

  2. Chips are everyone ‘s favorite and I wanted to make this dip to go with them for my party. Have a wonderful New year, Soni!
    Balvinder recently posted..Tandoori RotiMy Profile

  3. Hummus is so goooood with everything- And if you dont have tahini pasta available, substitute it with peanut butter- that works great too :)
    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health recently posted..Chicken Patties (a savory strudel alike)My Profile

  4. love home mde hummus..yummy with chips! Join EP event-Garlic OR Turmeric @ Spice n Flavors
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  5. I absolutely adore hummus, and yours looks so creamy. Happy holidays!

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