Lola’s Kitchen: Hummus Recipe

April 29, 2016 Lola's Kitchen 18

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Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts, tens list posts about food or recipes or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Designs.

So the weird thing is that I am sharing a recipe for something I don’t eat myself today. I hate chickpeas and dislike hummus as well, but my boyfriend likes it and thus I tried making hummus and my boyfriend tells me it’s good, so I thought why not share it here as well. I am sure others will like hummus. It’s a pretty simple recipe and doesn’t take much time to prepare, although if you use dried chickpeas you need to let them soak in water overnight and cook them for 1.5 hours first, so that adds a bit of advance planning.
This hummus recipe is based on Hint of Joe’s hummus recipe

Hummus

Ingredients

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  • Chickpeas – 400 gram/ 2 cups/ 15 ounce can
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Olive Oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Salt – 2 teaspoons
  • Tahini – 6 tablespoons (optional)
  • Water – 6 tablespoons – add more if necessary
  • Cumin – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Lemon Juice or citric acid – 1/2 teaspoon

This makes a big bowl of hummus. You can add other spices on top if you are eating it on bread or any topping of your choice. As topping you can use paprika powder, dill or coriander powder.
If you want to make this with dried chickpeas, you need about half the amount of dried chickpeas. So only 200 gram or one cup. You first need to let them soak in water overnight and then boil them in enough water for an hour and a half. After that you can use them to make hummus.

Method

  1. In a big bowl add the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, salt, water, cumin, black pepper (optional) and lemon juice (optional). In a food processor or with a handblender blend till smooth and creamy. If it is too dry, add a bit more water. Keep blending till it reaches the desired consistency.
  2. Scoop the hummus to another bowl. Keep it in the fridge for a few days.

Pictures

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hummus-blended

Hummus-with-face

Variation Tips

  • Salt and pepper Hummus. Put some hummus on a slice of bread and add some salt and pepper on top. An other alternative is to add more salt and pepper to the hummus mixture.
  • Sambal Hummus. Put some hummus on a slice of bread and add a teaspoon of sambal on top and spread it in a layer over the hummus with a knife. An other alternative is to add a few teaspoons of sambal to the hummus mixture.
  • Avocado Hummus. Add two medium cored and peeled avocado’s to the bowl, before blending. This tip is based on Cooking Classy her avocado hummus recipe.
  • Beet Hummus. Add two peeled and cooked beets to the first step. This tip is based on Not Your Standard their beet hummus recipe.
  • Cucumber Hummus. Add a half cucumber to the recipe. This tip is based on Vegan Family Recipes their cucumber hummus recipe.
  • Garlic Hummus. Instead of 1 clove, add 2 or 3 cloves or garlic to the hummus, to give it a more garlicky taste.
  • Pumpkin Hummus. Add about 1 can of pumpkin puree to the hummus and mix well.

Do you like hummus? What’s your favourite flavour?

18 Responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Hummus Recipe”

    • Lola

      Our grocery stores also sell it, so I sometimes buy it there. I don’t like it, I have tried multiple ones, but it’s just not for me. My boyfriend really likes it though, so it really depends on the person.

  1. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Ooh I like hummus. Actually, I like chick peas too. I sometimes buy these roasted chick peas from the store. They have different flavors they’re seasoned with and whatnot. But anyway, I actually haven’t had hummus in a while, though used to eat it quite often. It made a good snack with pita chips. I’ve never made it myself though. I don’t even own a food processor lol, but I imagine it would taste good homemade, as most things do. Btw I like the little face you drew into it ๐Ÿ˜›
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    • Lola

      I’ve tried hummus multiple times, but I just don’t like it. But I gladly make some for my boyfriend as he’s always happy with the hummus and it’s gone in two days usually.

    • Lola

      I struggle to get it smooth too, I think it’s partly because of the handblender and I hope to get a food processor eventually. I have no idea how the storebought brand get their hummus so smooth.

    • Lola

      Let me know how it turns out when you make it :). I am glad to hear you like hummus. This one tastes pretty good to garlic, only a few cloves are enough to give it a garlicky taste. It is a bit less smooth in texture than the store bought ones, but my boyfriend prefers the taste to the store bought ones.

    • Lola

      My boyfriend and I both don’t like avocado so I haven’t tried making avocado hummus, but it does sound like a good combination for those who like both hummus and avocado. I am glad to hear your avocado hummus turned out well and that it was good!

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