Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is a dip or a spread that is made from chickpeas, lemon, tahini, olive oil and garlic. You can add extras to hummus like spices such as cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, etc. or you can add some herbs or even things like roasted red peppers or sundried tomatoes etc. The possibilities are seemingly endless. Not only is hummus is super easy to make but it is also fairly healthy and it tastes great. I really enjoy the flavour and the creamy texture of hummus and I make it fairly often. I like using hummus as a dip for pitas and vegetables and as a spread on crostini or in sandwiches. This time I made a basic hummus and I served it on whole wheat crostini with some roasted red peppers and balsamic vinegar. I was planning of placing a leaf of basil under the roasted red pepper but I forgot to pick up the basil at the store. How do you use hummus?

Ingredients:
1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup tahini
1/2 lemon (juice)
olive oil to taste
1 pinch cumin (toasted and ground, optional)
salt and pepper to taste
parsley to taste (chopped, optional)

Directions:
1. Puree everything in a food processor until smooth. Add some water (or more olive oil) to bring it to the consistency that you like.
2. Serve garnished with chopped parsley and olive oil to taste.

Use in:
Quinoa Flatbread with Tabbouleh, Falafel, Feta and Pomegranate

Other Hummus Recipes:
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Sun Dried Olive Hummus
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Pumpkin Hummus

Similar Recipes:
White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Refried Beans
Edamame Dip
Spinach and Artichoke Hummus

56 comments:

Steph said...

I've been dying to try hummas ever since I got my food processor, but I never got to it. Your hummas looks great!

syrie said...

Looks Perfect Kevin. I love homemade hummus and it's so easy to make.

Sylvia said...

Looks great.I usually bought canned, but now I made my own

meet me at mikes. a happy place for crafty types said...

Yum! I made hummus once... but the tahini was really overpowering and it wasn't nice! I'm going to try again, after seeing your delicious shots!

Lisa said...

Ahh, hummus!

After eating spoonfuls of hummus just by itself, I like serving mine with veggies, little mini pita breads, and toasted spiced tortillas. Hummus on crostini with red roasted peppers and balsamic vinegar is divine.

Jeanine said...

I have never actually tried hummus (yet!). Yours looks fantastic though!

Paula said...

Hummus is sooo good! I eat it the same as you, or sometimes I just pulse the chick peas so they are rough chopped, and the other ingredients, and serve it as a rustic style dipper with different crackers. Yum.

HoneyB said...

I love how you have the hummus presented on the baguettes. Yummy. I love to eat it with pita chips and veggie sticks.

meeso said...

Looks good, and reminds me, I haven't made hummus in awhile! I love to make sandwiches, with just hummus, greens and tomato on a pita... YUM!

Jaime said...

that looks like a great appetizer!

EAT! said...

This is a favorite around our house. I always like to have a bowl of hummus in the frig and a bag of pita chips in the pantry.

VeggieGirl said...

I have two hummus varieties that I love: caramelized onion and roasted garlic. I use them as dips, sandwich spreads, toppings, etc. YUM!! :0)

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Hey! I didn't know it's that simple! Now I'm intrigued to try it out!

Gloria said...

Kevin, excuse me but this is for me!! I love hummus and yours look delicious! xxGloria

Cathy C said...

This is a great recipe - If you toss some toasted pine nuts on top that is a nice touch as well.

Cheers
Cathy
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Natasha said...

I've never made it! I usually just make tahini, which I use in sandwiches. Well, next time I'll try it instead of tahini and let you know how it went.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, all I can say is yumm! We love hummus here, except it so hard to stop dipping in, I feel less guilty if I dip with veggies, but I really like crunchy pita chips

cindy* said...

the crostini looks delicious!

Bridgett said...

Homemade is always the better version and yours looks perfect paired with roasted red peppers.

Manggy said...

You know, I've never had hummus before? It's the tahini, it makes it a little too expensive to make-- unless I make my own tahini too, of course! :) Looks good!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

thanks for the recipe! i love hummus!

coffeepot said...

Looks good.

I don't make hummus much because hubby won't eat it.

I could try and hide it in his veggies or something like that.

Rhyleysgranny said...

This looks yummy. Your recipes are so good Kevin and your photos are stunning. A really great Blog.
xxx

Jan said...

I've never made it myself - I will from now on though!

Peter M said...

Ahh, that pic with the bruschetta, hummus and roasted red peppers is hot!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Kevin, I love this recipe... it is sooo light...the one I made before had much more oil, it was tasty but too heavy to eat all the time... I will definitely try your proportions... and serve it with roasted peppers is a very good idea too! :)

Margot

Dee said...

Oh yum! I love hummus, and it makes me feel really virtuous after :) Once again, your pictures are stunning.

Do you use a fancy camera and tripod?

Adam said...

The dangerous part about hummus is knowing when to stop eating it. I swear I could polish off a whole can of chickpeas by myself:)

Bruno said...

Oooh, pretty! Your presentation is always so elegant. Have you ever tried hummus from dried chickpeas? That is, chickpeas you soak and then cook yourself? If you process the whole thing while they're warm from the pot, OH MAN you cannot beat warm hummus.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I'm not sure why it never occurred to me to use hummus on sandwiches. It was just sort of stuck in my head as a "goes with pitas" thing, so I rarely have it. I'll have to try this though--gotta keep my sandwiches interesting! This sounds delicious

Grace said...

hummus is, quite simply, my favorite dip/spread of all time when it's done right. yours is done right. :)

Corinne said...

I love whole chickpeas seasoned with cumin and oregano, but I've never bought a single jar of tahini so I've never made my own hummus! I can get dry hummus mix from Trader Joes and that is usually what I do so I can mix in roasted garlic or sundried tomatoes or whatever else I'm craving at the time. I'd love to try something really out of the ordinary like perserved lemon or rosemary...
Yours looks wonderful!

cakewardrobe said...

I never knew hummus was soo easy to make! Looks great!

Alexa said...

I'm a hummus fanatic. I put it in everything. Yours looks beautiful.

Jenny said...

Love to eat hummus. Now I'm wishing I had some in the fridge right now!

Cheryl said...

I adore Hummus, and if anyone can make it look utterly delish it is you! I am making greek this weekend and am gonna make this!

Bobby said...

mmm, hummus, I love it. I would definitly roll with a little cayenne pepper. Great presentation on the crostini, they look amazing.

Pam said...

Yet another tasty looking recipe. Nice job Kevin!

Ivy said...

I think the first thing I made with my food processor was Hummus.
I like it more on the leomny side with oven-toasted pita chips.

Your hummus picture is great!

Sue said...

This is the exact same recipe I use myself except I sprinkle the finished hummus with cayenne pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin. I think it maybe a Cypriot thing!
I serve mine with warm Pita bread cut into chunks and sometimes with veggies as well.

Beth said...

I love hummus - I have never made my own though - will have to try this one. I just use it as a dip usually.

Maya said...

I can have hummus everyday, in fact I have some chickpeas soaking as we speak!

Holler said...

Lovely photo of that hummus Kevin, it looks gorgeous! I like hummous on a tortilla wrap with falafel and salad or a pita would do :)

~Madeline~ said...

mmmmm, I love hummus. Your crostini looks delicious!

Alexa said...

I made your hummus recipe today. It's delicious. I love the lemon zest in it. Wonderful touch. Goes really well with the Wednesday Chef Muhammara spread by the way;-)

Dragon said...

Another winner!

Leslie said...

hummas..yum..I love the olive oil drizzle on top

Kim said...

I love hummus and yours looks fabulous. In fact after having some homemade a few years ago, I can't bring myself to buy it.

Kevin said...

Dee: I am using a tripod and a Lowel Ego light for my food photography. I recently picked up a dslr camera though a month ago I was still using a point and shoot.

Jeanne said...

Do you know, I'm ashamed to admit for somebody who loves hummus as much as I do... I've never made my own!! Time to rectify that, methinks. I had some hummus with caramelised onions the ohter day - to die for. Love your pic, btw.

cookinpanda said...

Simple, but very pretty!

Hillary said...

You have made a beautiful hummus! Nice idea to spread it out on crostini with roasted peppers too. Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Zen Chef said...

I LOVE that stuff!!
Really, really love it!

G said...

I like to make my own pitas, so natch it's always good to have some hummus around (I like to dust mine with a bit of smoked paprika). It's also surprisingly good with celery sticks.

Jason said...

Your pictures always look fantastic and it was this post of yours that helped inspire me to begin cooking more and blogging about it! Thanks and keep up the great posts and pics!

Anonymous said...

One clove of Garlic???

Watch this really fun Hummus Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJvp_rObVc

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