This easy hummus recipe takes almost no effort to make, specially when using canned chickpeas.
My home made hummus is present on every dinner at my place, because, who does not like hummus?
Perfect to enjoy with carrots or pita bread.
If you want to learn more about hummus, continue reading after the recipe.
Easy Hummus Recipe
- or Food processor
- 250 grams Cooked chickpeas
- 1 tbsp Tahini
- Lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- Olive oil extra virgin
- Put all the ingredients in the Thermomix bowl (or food processor) except from olive oil and paprika.
- Blend for 1 min at speed 4.5. If it is not smooth enough, bring down from the sides of the bowl, add a bit of cold water or ice cubes and blend again.
- Put the hummus in a bowl and top with olive oil and paprika
How to eat the hummus, ideas:
Serve it as a mezze with pita bread (recipe coming) or use it to add more protein to a roasted vegetable dish.
You can also give it a spin and add more colour by adding some roasted beetroot, for a fucsia hummus.
Or substitute half of the chickpeas for peas, for freshness and a green bright color.
There are different theories that claim the origin of hummus in different parts of the Middle East. However, the evidence is insufficient to determine the precise location or time of the invention of hummus. Its basic ingredients—chickpeas, sesame, lemon, and garlic—have been combined and eaten in the Levant over centuries.
The earliest known written recipes for a dish resembling hummus bi tahina are recorded in cookbooks written in Cairo in the 13th century (source Wikipedia) . But it had vinegar instead of lemon, which is a hint on how to substitute it when there is no lemon at hand.
You can find regional variations in Egypt, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, Turkey or Lebanon, served as mezze or accompanying main dishes.
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