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The best vegan hummus recipe for smooth hummus! Let me show you how to prepare the best homemade hummus in under 5 minutes!
The smooth consistency and delightful taste of chickpeas and spices
Best & Easy Hummus Recipe
Homemade hummus is vegan, very easy to make, and needs only a handful of ingredients. But you need to make it in a food processor for a smooth consistency. If you don’t have one, you can alternatively make it with an immersion blender. In this case, you might need to add water to the recipe.
What is hummus?
Hummus is a smooth cream made with cooked chickpeas, spices, and Tahini. It is vegan and can be served as a dip with bread or veggies. It also super tasty used as a sandwich filling.
I love hummus with this homemade Turkish Pide Bread. Such a perfect combination!
It’s also delicious served with Pita Bread or this No-Knead Bread! Hummus is not only loved by people on a plant-based diet, but is especially beneficiary for those cause it contains a good portion of proteins!
The origin of this recipe is in the Middle East. No wonder it contains one of the most typical oriental spices such as ground cumin!
Store-Bought vs. Homemade
Nowadays, you can buy hummus in almost every supermarket, which is super convenient. However, in my opinion, most store-bought hummus isn’t as good as the homemade one. They often lack in taste or aren’t super smooth.
Preparing homemade hummus isn’t as tricky and leaves you with much more pleasure while eating it! What you need is a blender and a handful of ingredients. I always use canned chickpeas, as it is much quicker this way and you can prepare your vegan hummus recipe within 5 minutes.
Feel free to use dried chickpeas. But you must first soak them in water and cook them according to the package instructions, which can take up to 12 hours.
The only ingredient which can be hard to get is Tahini. It’s a paste made with sesame seeds. If you’re not lucky and can’t find it in your supermarket, you can easily prepare it a home.
Buy a bag of sesame seeds and prepare it according to this Homemade Tahini Recipe.
The secret of this Smooth Hummus Recipe – Peel you Chickpeas First
Yeah, you read right. You can peel chickpeas. They have a thin, almost transparent skin that falls off easily when pressed gently between two fingers.
Peeling your chickpeas is the one and only secret to super creamy hummus! I know this is a little annoying, but it’s the only way to get this super smooth consistency!
Can you spot the difference? In the picture left you can see hummus with peeled and in the right one with unpeeled chickpeas!
How To Peel Chickpeas
Wash the chickpeas thoroughly with cold water and drain them. Now, take each chickpea between two fingers (thumb and index finger) and press gently. The skin comes off fairly easy this way!
Proceed until you peeled all of your chickpeas!
Chickpeas before and after peeling! Do you see how much skin comes off???
If you are in a hurry or just don’t see why you should peel your chickpeas, you can, of course, skip this step. Your hummus will still be delicious, yet only not quite as creamy.
Vegan Hummus Recipe Ingredients
- Cooked or canned chickpeas: the main ingredient of homemade hummus.
Aquafaba, the drained water of chickpeas: Use this instead of water to make your hummus extra fluffy.
- Tahini: sesame paste gives your hummus an unique taste.
- Lemon juice: the sour element which is needed for a balanced flavor.
- Spices such as garlic, cumin, salt, and onion powder.
How To Make Homemade Hummus
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Mix until very smooth. Add more water or more
aquafabafor an even smoother hummus.
- You can store it in your fridge up to a few days.
More Hummus Recipe Variations
If you love Hummus, you might want to try out these variations too. The basic recipe is always the same, but if you add in some veggies, it can enhance the flavor. Plus, it adds some nice color to your table!
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- Blend all ingredients in your food processor until you have a smooth hummus. Add more aquafaba or water if you want to have an even smoother hummus.
- Optional: Top it with olive oil, ground paprika, ground cumin, and fresh parsley.
- Aquafaba is the water in which the chickpeas are stored and makes your hummus extra fluffy. It can also be used as a vegan substitute for egg white.