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5 Ingredient Classic Homemade Hummus | A Couple Cooks

Hummus Ingredients & Recipe


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) 1x

Description

What’s in hummus? Here are all the typical hummus ingredients so that you can make it at home. It’s one of our top recipes for healthy snacks!


Ingredients

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For the hummus

  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1 15-­ounce can chickpeas
  • 1 large lemon (1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the garnish

  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Paprika
  • Olive oil
  • Toasted pinenuts (see below)

Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the chickpeas into a liquid measuring cup. Juice the lemon.
  2. Add the garlic to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons water from the chickpea can (aquafaba). Puree for 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl. Taste. If necessary, add 1 to 2 tablespoons aquafaba. Puree for 1 to 2 minutes to come to a creamy consistency. Store refrigerated for 7 to 10 days.
  3. If desired, make the garnish: toast the pinenuts in a dry skillet for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown (or bake in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet for 6 to 8 minutes at 350F).
  4. Top the hummus with cilantro leaves, a sprinkle of paprika, a drizzle of olive oil, and toasted pinenuts. Serve with veggies, pita bread, or crackers (like these homemade crackers!)
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: homemade hummus, how to make hummus