Easy Homemade Hummus with no Tahini
Eat it with some pita bread or tortilla chips, this no tahini- hummus dip is versatile and all sorts of amazing.
Hummus means ‘chickpeas’ in Arabic and this dip is quite popular in the Mediterranean countries. It is believed that hummus originated from Cairo, Egypt where cookbooks that had recipes of this dish dating as back as the 13th Century.
Traditionally, hummus is made using chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic. Tahini is the butter derived from sesame seeds that has an earthy nutty flavor. However, in this recipe, we shall see how to make delicious hummus without tahini.
- Half cup olive oil
- 1 medium can chickpeas
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (or any unsweetened nut butter)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup of water (optional)
You will need a food processor for this recipe
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Start by draining the canned chickpeas and giving them a quick rinse in a colander.
You may also make your own chickpeas at home by soaking raw chickpeas overnight and boiling them for about 2 hours till they are soft. If you wish to prepare the chickpeas using this method, wait until they are completely cooled before moving forward with this recipe.
In a non stick pan toast the sesame seeds on medium heat until they are nicely roasted. Skip this step if you are using a nut butter. I recommend using almond or cashew butter but unsweetened peanut butter works fine too
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse them for 15 seconds. Open the processor and use a spatula to lift ingredients that may be stuck at the bottom. Pulse 3 more times in 15 seconds intervals while using the spatula to lift ingredients in between pulses. Make sure to taste for salt to your liking
If the consistency is too thick, add a few tablespoons of water at a time while pulsing until you achieve the perfect consistency
Garnish with a pinch of paprika or cayenne powder. Serve as an appetizer or as part of a meze with pita bread or any flat bread.