Hummus

Buying store-bought hummus might be easy, but making your own is far more rewarding. Just look at that creamy goodness!
Hummus

Hummus

Though the fresh chickpeas will need to be soaked overnight, the wait is the most difficult aspect of this dish. But take heart in the fact that soon you will be enjoying the creamy delight that only entirely homemade hummus can provide.

By: Olga Massov
Related To:

Ingredients

1 c. dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
1/2 c. plus 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 c. tahini
Juice of 1 lemon, more to taste
Cayenne
Za’atar
Pita wedges, for serving

Directions

1. Rinse and drain the soaked chickpeas before placing in a saucepan and adding fresh water to an inch above the chickpeas. Add 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 tsp. salt.

2. Bring to a boil, skim the scum that forms, cover and cook over medium-low heat for about 1 hour, or until chickpeas are tender. Add more water if necessary.

3. Drain the chickpeas, reserving the cooking liquid, and place them in the food processor. Add the garlic, tahini, lemon juice and the rest of the salt and process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add some of the cooking liquid until you get a thick but moist consistency.

4. Adjust the seasoning with more salt and lemon juice, if desired. Serve sprinkled with cayenne and za’atar and drizzled with olive oil. Add a few drops of lemon juice, if desired, and eat with toasted pita wedges.

Makes 4 cups.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Sweet Potato Hummus

Add a slightly sweet flavor to traditional hummus with sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Dinner still hours away? Holiday snacking has never been so delicious (or good for you).

Holiday Appetizer Recipes

Small plates of fig crostini, stuffed peppers and crab cakes make a big impact.

Braised Pork Belly on From-Scratch Biscuits Recipe

Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., shares a recipe for miniature braised pork belly sandwiches on fresh from-scratch buttermilk biscuits. These delectable finger foods are perfect as mouthwatering appetizers or a light main course option.

Raw Oysters on the Half Shell With Mignonette Sauce

Complement raw oysters with a simple yet tasty sauce made from shallots, lemon juice, peppercorns and vinegar.

Eggplant Chips With Cilantro Pesto Recipe

For a healthier alternative to the classic chips and dip combination, why not give these veggie chips a try?

Creamy Lump Crab and Corn Dip

This dip will leave you weak in the knees. The creamy mascarpone folded with large chunks of crabmeat and sweet corn is perfect when baked together until bubbly and hot. Served with toasted crostinis, this dip is perfect for any occasion.

Deviled Quail Eggs Recipe

Give a classic appetizer a sophisticated twist by using a North American delicacy, quail eggs, mixed with chicken eggs.

Creamy Smoked Salmon Roll Recipe

This appetizer version of the traditional salmon and cream cheese breakfast combination can be made up to 2 days ahead of time for super-easy party prep.

Smoked Gouda and Herb Puffs

These bite-sized balls of smoked, cheesy, herby goodness are the perfect appetizer for a dinner party. Just be careful — they’re so addictive that it’s impossible to eat just one or two (or three)!

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.