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15 Minute Hummus

Hummus
  • Prep Time
    15 mins
  • Serving
    4
This quick and easy hummus recipe is as authentic as can be and only takes 15 minutes. Silky & smooth, it makes the perfect healthy snack.
Hummus

I can’t possibly have a Lebanese food blog without having a basic hummus recipe so, here it is! This is such an easy recipe that once you make it, you’ll wonder why you ever spent $5 on that little tub of hummus at the supermarket. 

While the supermarket ones are okay for a quick snack, I have trouble finding ones that taste authentic. The ones in the market tend to be high in fat and low in flavor. This is because many have ‘canola oil’ as one of the main ingredients, and because the chickpea to tahini ratio tends to be off.  While the traditional home recipe usually requires fresh chickpeas (or dried that you need to soak overnight, thus requiring much more time), this recipe is the perfect balance between delicious authentic taste, and easy to make!

This homemade version tastes MUCH better and really only takes, as said in the name– 15 minutes! It usually only takes 5 minutes to make but, I recently added a step that takes an additional 10 minutes. I always found the hummus at Middle Eastern restaurants to be so silky and smooth that I had just had to find out what their secret was! So, after a few days of research, I had finally figured it out. What makes the hummus so silky, is peeling the chickpeas! Once the chickpeas are cooked, the peel easily off comes with little to no effort so I tried it at home and ta-da!! Super silky hummus.

Now, for this “quick and easy” recipe, I use canned chickpeas. Authentic hummus uses dry chickpeas that are cooked and then puréed. Canned chickpeas are just so much more convenient as they are already precooked. This recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy snack with pita chips or, a weekday dinner side dish. Hummus is often served with grilled meats such as Kafta, Shish Kabob or chicken!

Homemade hummus lasts 3-5 days covered in the refrigerator.

STEP 1

Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas. Proceed to peel them one by one. The skin should easily come off – Peeling is optional, but recommended.

STEP 2

Add the chickpeas along with 2 cups of water to a small pot.
Warm over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Drain the water and place the chickpeas into a food processor along with the tahini, garlic cloves, salt and lemon juice. Puree for about 2 minutes.

STEP 3

Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time to get the perfect consistency.

Hummus

Serve with olive oil.

Hummus
Hummus

15 Minute Hummus

This quick and easy hummus recipe is as authentic as can be and only takes 15 minutes. Silky & smooth, it makes the perfect healthy snack.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
Keyword: hummus, lebanese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Iman

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chick Peas
  • 2 tb. Tahini Paste
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 small Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tb. Water
  • ½ tsp. Salt

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas. Proceed to peel them one by one. The skin should easily come off (Peeling is optional, but recommended.)
  • Add the chickpeas along with 2 cups of water to a small pot. Warm over medium heat for 5 minutes. Drain the water and place the chickpeas into a food processor along with the tahini, garlic cloves, salt and lemon juice. Puree for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time to get the perfect consistency. 
  • Serve with olive oil. 

Notes

*Homemade hummus lasts 3-5 days covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg

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