I hope you’re all having a lovely day/night.
As promised before on my Tabboule recipe, this is my own version of hummus. I give you two ways to create the famous and well-known hummus dip!
The first version:
Ingredients (approximately serves 4-5 people):
- Half a kilo of hummus beans (aka garbanzo beans or chickpeas)
- 5 cups of water
- A cup of tahina
- 3 lemons
- Half a cup of Canola oil
- Olive oil
Directions (for making your own hummus through beans):
- Soak the beans in a bowl overnight.
- The next day, drain the water for the soaked hummus beans, and put the beans in the pot on the stove. Add 4 cups of water to the pot. Then leave them to boil and to become soft (approximately 50 minutes).
- After they are done boiling, put the beans in the blender and blend the hummus beans till they become a sort of puree.
- In a separate bowl, put the last cup of water, a teaspoon of salt (according to taste), 3 squeezed lemons, and one cup of tahina.
- Mix them well and then add them in another bowl with the pureed hummus beans, and add half a cup of canola oil.
- Mix them all together.
- Put a drizzle of olive oil on top (according to your preferences).
The second version:
Ingredients (approximately 4-5 people):
- A can of pureed hummus (aka hummus base, as seen in the picture).
- Olive oil
- 2 lemons
- Put the contents of the can of hummus in a bowl.
- Add two tablespoons of tahina.
- Add a teaspoon of salt.
- Add one squeezed lemon.
- Add a drizzle of water.
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- If you feel that the hummus is tasteless, or is bitter, add the second squeezed lemon.
- Add a drizzle of oil on top.
The consistency for both recipes shouldn’t be very runny, but shouldn’t be very thick either.
If the consistency is thick, add more water. If it is still bitter, add more lemon. It all depends on personal preference or taste, so work well and get to know your hummus dip.
Please excuse the non specific measurements, but Lebanese, or at least my family, measure food and ingredients according to taste, preferability, and how it ‘looks’. I can’t really describe it, but I hope you get my point!
So, enjoy and as the Lebanese say, sahten! 🙂
Let me know if you created it at home yourself, and what you thought.
Any questions/requests? Leave them down in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed it!
*None of the pictures are mine, but the recipe is.*
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Until next time,