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Simple Homemade Hummus (and Tahini)


Lately, I’ve been addicted to hummus – I just can’t get enough! I eat it on my crisp bread, dip my veggies in it or simply scoop it in with a spoon. Today I made a big batch of tahini and decided to make some hummus as well.

Tahini is super simple to make yourself. Just roast a cup or two of sesame seeds in a skillet until lightly browned. Make sure to stir frequently so you not burning the seeds. Cool the roasted seeds a little bit before blending them with a little bit of olive oil (appr. 1 TBS per cup) until smooth and creamy. Depending on how powerful your blender/food-processor is, it can take 5-10 min.

Hummus is super easy to make as well – as long as you have a fairly powerful blender/food-processor. I remember when I was a kid, and my mom and I tried to make our own hummus with a handheld blender with next to no power at all – it was a very frustrating activity. But nowadays, it’s a completely different story.

Here is my favorite hummus recipe:

1 can Chickpeas (400gr)
2 TBS Tahini
2 TBS Olive Oil
0.5 dl Water
1-2 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp Cumin
Juice from 1 lemon
Salt and pepper

Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Add water to desired consistency, and add spices to taste. I usually add a pinch of paprika powder, some chili flakes, chives or garlic sprouts.

Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week.