The Most Flavorful and Creamy Hummus Dip

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This luscious and creamy hummus is the perfect snacking option or ideal as an appetizer! This hummus recipe is super quick to make and packs plenty of flavors. The highlight is that you physically soak the chickpeas overnight, which makes it not only a great plant-based dish but also one that is filled with nutrients. Each step is crucial in making the right texture and richness, so make sure all ingredients are properly measured and given enough time to cook. Here is everything you need to make itю

The Most Flavorful and Creamy Hummus Dip

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Recipe by Dish Lingo Course: AppetizersCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

30

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

40

minutes

This luscious and creamy hummus is the perfect snacking option or ideal as an appetizer! This hummus recipe is super quick to make and packs plenty of flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2 dried chickpeas

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 3 3 garlic cloves

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 tahini

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons 1 1/4 sea salt

  • 1 cup 1 liquid, reserved from cooking the cheakpeas (you may need less of it, but it is always good to have more).

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

Directions

  • Start by soaking the chickpeas overnight in a large bowl with water that covers the chickpeas by at least three inches. This process is imperative for smooth hummus and cannot be skipped.
  • Next, once the chickpeas have soaked, drain and rinse them in a pot and then cover them with more water (about four inches). Add a teaspoon of baking soda and bring to a boil over high heat, and decrease the heat to medium and continue cooking for one-and-a-half hours or until very soft.
  • Once the chickpeas have cooked, remove most of the cooking liquid and reserve a few cups of the liquid to use in making the hummus dip. Then, place the chickpeas in a food processor, pour in half a cup of the liquid reserved from cooking the chickpeas, and blend until thick and smooth.
  • Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic (optional), olive oil, and salt to the processor and blend until blended and pourable. Depending on the temperature of the mixture, you can then adjust the texture by adding either more tahini or cooking liquid.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and sprinkle with reserved chickpeas and a splash of olive oil, as well as small hits of cumin, paprika, or parsley. To complete the dish, you can add a hard-boiled egg for extra flavor.

FAQ:
Q: What is the best application for hummus?
A: Hummus is great for snacking, appetizers, and a variety of meals. For instance, it can be used as a condiment on sandwiches, wraps, and salads. It also doubles as a dip for vegetables, crackers, and bread.

Q: How long can hummus be left outside?
A: It is best to serve hummus within two hours, as temperatures outside can cause the dip to spoil quickly.

Q: How long can leftover hummus be kept?
A: Leftover hummus should be stored in an airtight container and can be kept in the fridge for up to three days.