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homemade hummus recipes?

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sheepsheep Wed 01-May-19 13:33:15

I have just, on a whim, made hummus from the first recipe that came up on google. I didn't have Tahini so left that out, used sunflower oil instead of EVOO and used lime juice rather than lemon because that was all I had.

I am really pleased with the outcome and want to make it again. I love Moroccan inspired hummus that supermarkets do, does anyone have a good copycat recipe to share?

I will be searching for more recipes myself but thought I would ask in case anyone has any they recommend or even one they threw together themselves that turned out really good. Or just ideas for different flavours would be good too!

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LordWheresMyShoes Wed 01-May-19 13:34:28

For Moroccan add a little cumin to taste smile

BlueSkiesLies Wed 01-May-19 18:03:16

this is my go to recpie

1 tin chick peas (reserve a couple of chickpeas)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons tahini
1 garlic clove
1 tea spoon cumin
1 tea spoon paprika
Juice of 1/4 to 1/2 lemon


Make a little swirl in the hummus, top with the reserved chickpeas and a little drizzle of oil and a tiny sprinkle of paprika

BTW you can use peanut butter in place of tahini with pretty good taste

ArabellaPilkington Wed 01-May-19 19:19:38

Two top tips:

Add iced water when blending
Whizz garlic with lemon juice and let it sit for twenty mins - takes the raw garlic taste away

LiliesAndChocolate Wed 01-May-19 21:32:30

TO make it extra smooth, boil the chickpeas a second time with a teaspoon of bicarb soda. After t10-15 min, you will see the chickpea skin starting to float, you can then remove it little by little with a fork until almost none left. Then drain and follow the recipe.

I read this on a Lebanese cooking blog, I tried it and it is so much nicer.

Lahlahfizzyfizzydoda Thu 02-May-19 10:04:03

Use channa dal (which you will have to soak and then boil to cook), as this is chick peas that have had the shells removed. This makes for a nicer tasting hummus.

riverislands Fri 03-May-19 16:37:47

I think the tahini gives it that distinctive flavour, plus garlic.

rainbowbash Sat 04-May-19 08:28:07

I do it without measurements more by 'feel'.

I soak chickpeas over night and boil them. I use the water from the boiled chickpeas to blend it.

Other than that EVOO, lemon, plenty of garlic, tahini and ground cumin. Hummus isn't hummus without a generous dose of cumin.

Occasionally, I use left over chickpea stew and turn this into hummus (again by adding cumin, garlic, tahini, lemon). my kids prefer this hummus version.

LakeFlyPie Sat 04-May-19 08:34:55

Ottolenghi houmous

maslinpan Sat 04-May-19 08:35:46

I keep a bit of the chickpea water and add that to loosen the texture a bit. If I toast the cumin seeds first, that gives a lovely extra flavour.

senua Sat 04-May-19 08:39:27

For a cheat, if you don't have tahini then use peanut butter instead.

Notinmyduty Sat 04-May-19 20:42:38

We use mayo rather than olive oil as the kids prefer that and light on tahini - I know it's not proper hummus!

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