The Best Hummus

Making a good Hummus always seems like a challenging task, the truth is that it is quite easy and quick if you follow a few basic instructions:

*Use a good Tahini – 100% sesame, fresh and tasty.

*Soak the Chickpeas over night, don’t ever use canned chickpeas.

*SAVE THE WATER -don’t drain after cooking the chickpeas,  I cannot stress enough how important this is!

*Keep blending until it’s a perfect paste.

If you follow these instruction and the below, your Hummus would be one of your favorite foods for sure.

You can also soak, cook and freeze chickpeas in portions (with the water!) and whenever you feel like just unfreeze a portion and make yourself a tasty hummus in 10 minutes.

The best Hummus
The best Hummus

The Best Hummus
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Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours
The Best Hummus
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the Hummus well. take out damaged chickpeas. soak overnight with plenty of water, change water when possible. Soaking is important for several reasons- 1.the peas would soften faster 2. it starts the sprouting process (healthier) 3. it helps removing indigestible complex sugars - minimize gas.
  2. Some people use Baking soda when cooking the chickpeas, for a faster cooking but it adds a flavor to the Hummus. if you soaked your chickpeas overnight or longer you don't need it.
  3. in a big pot cover the chickpeas with water and add a few cm of water. you can add onion, garlic or cumin. bring to a boil and keep cooking for 1-1.5 hours. make sure that the peas are very soft. During the cooking - remove the shells and foam that forms above the water.
  4. when the peas are very soft and squeezable - put aside for a cool-down. DON'T DRAIN THE WATER, you will use them later. keep 2-3 spoons of chickpeas aside for the serving.
  5. use your best blender/hand-blender/food-processor to mash the chickpeas into the smoothest paste possible. Add the Tahini first and gradually add lemon, salt, garlic (if you haven't cooked with it), cumin (optional - recommended).Add the Chickpeas water when needed but gradually.
  6. if you still feel grains - keep blending, it will eventually be smoother.
  7. Serve with some olive oil, Paprika, parsley and some whole chickpeas. eat with Pita bread.
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