How to cook hummus: a detailed instruction

Hummus, along with falafel , - a traditional Middle Eastern dish, served on the table from time immemorial times in Israel, Iran, Lebanon, African Morocco. Hummus is a delicate spread of chickpeas with the addition of sesame tahini paste, olive oil and spices. If you observe the correct proportions, you can make homemade hummus as tasty as that served in the cozy restaurants of Tel Aviv.

How to cook hummus: a detailed instruction

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Tahini sesame paste is sold in small glass jars in health food stores and grocery departments in ordinary supermarkets.

Check that the product contains only sesame without any additives. Some pastas are too bitter - this means that they are made of rancid sesame. You can find the perfect taste only by trial and error. The paste should be uniform, with a slight bitterness. When warm, tahini in a jar is stratified into oil and a denser paste, this is normal.

Chickpeas are always soaked overnight before cooking. Firstly, the beans become softer and cook faster. Secondly, after soaking chickpeas are easier to digest. Rinse dry chickpeas before soaking, fill with cold water and leave for 6-8 hours. After soaking, rinse again and boil for an hour until the chickpeas are soft.

During cooking, the chickpeas increase in volume by 2-3 times. Keep this in mind when choosing dishes.

How to cook hummus: a detailed instruction

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In addition to chickpea and tahini, you will need lemon juice, salt, olive oil , garlic and seasoning cumin (zira). It is zira that gives hummus an unusual aroma and taste.

A stationary blender with a bowl or, as a last resort, a food processor is best for whipping. Start mixing all the ingredients at low speed, gradually increasing it to maximum. Put the pasta in a plate and let it stand for half an hour so that the chickpeas absorb the aroma of spices.

Hummus is delicious to eat with hot cakes, falafel, add to green salads and scrambled eggs. Hummus is quite satisfying, so just eat a couple of spoons.

How to make delicious falafel

Transfer hummus to a clean jar with a lid and store for up to seven days in the fridge.

220 calories

How to cook hummus: a detailed instructionHow to cook hummus: a detailed instruction

Middle Eastern snack rich in protein and healthy vegetable fats. It can be eaten with a spoon or served with your favorite dishes.

How to cook hummus: a detailed instruction


80 minutes


4 servings

Cooking process

  1. Rinse the chickpeas and soak them overnight.
  2. Before cooking, drain and rinse again.

  3. Pour clean water in a saucepan and cook for about an hour until cooked.
  4. Chickpeas, along with the rest of the ingredients, grind in a blender to a creamy consistency.


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