Hummus anyone?

We imagine you already know what hummus is, but just in case!

HUMMUS is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe.

Here is a fabulous, traditional hummus recipe video, followed by four super tasty hummus variations from Instagram (originally posted by Dr.Vegan), another variation using sesame oil (pictured above and “kid friendly”), and a couple of Q&A’s at the end. Enjoy!

Update 5/3: Don’t have a food processor or blender? See How to Make Hummus without a Blender“.

Three Ingredient Hummus from Nazareth


Hummus Four Ways

How about some Lentil hummus? The green pea hummus is out of this world by the way, great on crackers.


Hummus with Sesame Oil

This recipe is from The Spruce Eats. They write:

Traditional hummus recipes include tahini (sesame paste,) but it’s possible to substitute it with sesame oil instead. Some people find tahini to have too strong of a flavor and children, especially, sometimes dislike the subtle bitter undertones of it. But using sesame oil is a good alternative for giving hummus its creamy texture without the unwanted tahini.

INGREDIENTS
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (or garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained and towel dried)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons sesame oil
2 to 3 tablespoons water (warm)

HERE’S HOW

In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, lemon juice, and olive oil. Add the garlic, cumin, salt and black pepper, then the sesame oil and water. Blend until you have a smooth paste. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if mixture is too dry for your liking. Serve warm or at room temperature with fresh vegetables or pita bread for dipping.


How to Make Hummus without a Blender

So if you’re off the grid, and don’t have access to a blender or food processor, the magic ingredient in your blender free hummus is… use a potato masher!

Make it in a saucepan rather than a bowl. This way you can get the masher right down into the corners. Avoid using a pan with a non stick coating though, as you could end up damaging the pan and eating that non stick coating. Not tasty. Visit source at Hedgecombers.com »

Is Hummus Healthy?

We are not nutritionists, and do not pretend to be. In case you are wondering if hummus is healthy, here is one view from Stack.com, “Is hummus actually healthy?

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A serving of hummus is only about 2 tablespoons, making it a food most people chronically overeat. But if you can limit yourself to roughly the serving size, hummus is quite healthy. Not only is it high in fiber and protein, it’s also packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Moderation in all things is an idea that stands the test of time, right? Two tablespoons though?

Is Hummus Vegan?

Hummus is usually made by blending chickpeas with oil, tahini and seasoning, so it tends to be vegan-friendly. However, if you’re buying hummus from a store, it’s always best to check for unexpected non-vegan ingredients like milk powder or honey.

Love and Hummus

Check out this website for a bit of fun, and loads of information: http://loveandhummus.com/

Updated 5/30/2020 4:45 pm.


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Featured Image: Hummus Made with Sesame Oil via Spruce Eats.

4 thoughts on “Hummus anyone?”

  1. I add chick peas into just about everything I cook e.g.
    curries, soups, whatever – just love ’em!

    Deeply saddened with so many deaths globally from the deadly coronavirus – apologies for being off topic. Praying for all.

    Stay safe and keep well all you wonderful people at Tuesday’s Horse!

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