• How To Make Your Own Hummus At Home

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  • Hummus is a delicious dip that you can't resist. So here is a recipe on how to make it. Check out the article we found over at Top 10 Home Remedies.

    Hummus is a delicious creamy dip that offers a good dose of protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats. The main ingredient of this Mediterranean spread is chickpeas. Being a member of the legume family, chickpeas are packed with protein and fiber. They provide energy, keep you feeling fuller for longer and help lower cholesterol.

    How to make hummus at home

    Things you will need:

    • Chickpeas
    • Tahini
    • Olive oil
    • ½ lemon
    • Garlic cloves
    • Black pepper
    • Cumin seed powder
    • Salt
    • Parsley
    • A pressure cooker
    • A blender or food processor
    • Measuring cups and spoons
    • Mixing spoons

    Steps to make tahini for hummus, with unhulled sesame seeds

    1. Heat a pan and add 1 cup of sesame seeds to it.

    2. Dry roast the seeds on low heat for about 5 minutes or until they glisten and start to pop. You will also smell a nutty aroma.

    3. Transfer the toasted sesame seeds into a grinder.

    4. Grind the seeds for a few seconds.

    5. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and grind the mixture again. Add more oil as needed to get a smooth paste.

    Note: Do not use unhulled sesame seeds if you are on an oxalate-restricted diet because they contain calcium oxalate.

    Steps to make hummus

    1. Put 2 cups of boiled chickpeas (soaked overnight and then pressure-cooked) into a blender or food processor.

    2. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil.

    3. Add 1 or 2 peeled garlic cloves.

    4. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of tahini.

    5. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into it.

    6. Add ½ teaspoon of black pepper powder.

    7. Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of cumin seed powder.

    8. Add a little salt to taste.

    9. Put in a few parsley leaves.

    10. Blend the mixture on high speed, adding the water leftover after boiling the chickpeas little by little as needed to get a smooth paste.

    Your delicious, healthy homemade hummus is ready! You can enjoy it with pita wedges, sliced veggies (carrots, cucumbers, broccoli or tomatoes) or use it as a replacement for sandwich spreads. However, be sure to eat this savory dip in moderation.

    Tips

    • Adjust the proportions of the ingredients according to your taste.
    • Depending on your taste, you can also add other ingredients like zucchini, bell peppers, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped olives, jalapenos and smoked paprika.
    • Cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker until they are soft and plump.
    • Discard the water in which you soaked the chickpeas, but save the water in which you boiled them to add in the hummus while blending.
    • To make the hummus smoother, pinch off the skins from the cooked chickpeas before grinding them.
    • Keep the remaining tahini and your homemade hummus in separate airtight containers and store them in the refrigerator. They can last for several weeks.
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