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Chickpea Hummus Recipe

Chickpea Hummus
How To Make Chickpea Hummus

Chickpea Hummus Recipe This is a quick and easy recipe. You can pair this hummus with pita bread or your favorite snack.

  • Total Cook Time 25 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chickpea Hummus

  • 1 Cup chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Water
  • Dash ground paprika or sumac

How to Make Chickpea Hummus

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In the bowl of a food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process for 30 seconds more.
This extra time helps “whip” or “cream” the tahini, making the hummus smooth and creamy.
Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice.
Process for 30 seconds, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process another 30 seconds or until well blended.
Open, drain, and rinse the chickpeas. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute.
Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, then add remaining chickpeas and process until thick and quite smooth; 1 to 2 minutes.
Most likely the hummus will be too thick or still have tiny bits of chickpea. To fix this, with the food processor turned on, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until you reach the perfect consistency.
Taste for salt and adjust as needed. Serve hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of paprika.
Store homemade hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to one week.
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