It’s quite simple to make your own hummus or Chickpea dip at home. It takes just 5 minutes to make homemade hummus and this Chickpea hummus recipe is guaranteed to taste better than store-brought!
Recipe for Chickpea dip
- 1 can (15 ounces) washed and drained chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 tbsp baking soda (in case canned chickpeas are used)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (between 1/2 and 2 lemons)
- 1 garlic clove, medium to big, roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp fine rock salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2–4 tablespoons ice water (add more ice water as needed)
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- In a medium saucepan, combine the chickpeas and baking soda.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat with 3 cups of water.
- Continue to boil for about 20 minutes, or until the chickpeas are inflated with their skins are peeling off, and when they’re quite soft.
- Reduce heat if required to prevent overflow.
- Drain the chickpeas in a fine-mesh strainer and run cool water over them for about 30 seconds. Keep it aside.
- Garlic should be ground into fine pieces and mixed with lemon juice and salt.
- Tahini should be ground into a smooth, creamy texture.
- In a food processor, combine the cumin and the drained, overcooked chickpeas.
- Drizzle in the olive oil while mixing. Blend for about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the machine as needed, until the mixture is very smooth.
- Scrape the hummus into a serving bowl or plate as soon as it’s ready.
- Serve with parsley or coriander as a garnish.
- Hummus that has been leftover keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.
What Can You Serve With Chickpea dip (Hummus) recipe ?
With toasted pita bread, chickpea dip is delicious. Simply cut pita bread into wedges, spray with olive oil, season with salt, place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and toast in a 375°F oven for 10 minutes, or until crisp, flipping halfway through.
Hummus is also delicious as a dip for raw crisp veggies like celery, red bell pepper, carrots, and cucumber rounds.
Health Benefits of Chickpea dip (Hummus) :
Hummus, or chickpea dip, is a popular Middle Eastern side dish. It’s a good source of plant-based protein, which is good for muscle growth and repair. Hummus is high in iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins, as well as dietary fibre, which vegetarians and vegans may not get enough of from their diet.
Another health benefit of Hummus, is that is naturally considered an anti-inflammatory in Ayurveda since it includes chickpeas and sesame (tahini), both of which assist to lower Vata and Kapha, but excessive consumption elevates Pitta Dosha.