Homemade Hummus | Creamy Chickpea Cream | Middle Eastern Recipe


The best Hummus is deliciously creamy, light, and nice. It’s nicely smooth and whirled, and served on the top of pita bread. It’s appetizing and tasty, because of the tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. Generally speaking, it is very difficult to make at home because of its preparation and handling. But we bring an easy and homemade Hummus recipe for you. I got the idea from Hummus Bar during my visit to the UK a few years back. Just follow the recipe and you can easily prepare the best Hummus at home.


Cook chickpeas with baking soda for 20 minutes:

Baking soda raises the ph level of water and creates a perfect chickpeas puree without any mess. Plus, baking soda also helps to remove the skin of chickpeas. So it can solve a lot of time. Cook chickpeas on a medium flame until fully tender. Then place chickpeas under fresh running water and keep aside to cool for a few minutes. In this way, the baking soda is completely rinsed off and it helps to make the perfect Hummus. According to the Bon Appetit website, on the use of baking soda, “it raises the pH of the water and helps to make a soft, pulpy mass that is perfect to obtain an ultra-smooth purée.”



Easy and Best Hummus Recipe | Middle Eastern Recipe

How to Make the Delicious Hummus:

Are you excited to prepare the best Hummus? Just follow some simple tips and techniques and make them at home.


1- Soggy Chickpeas:

Cook chickpeas with baking soda for twenty minutes on a medium flame. Cook until they are completely tender and soft. This technique will definitely help you for making ideal Hummus at home.

2- Tahini:

All tahini is not the same. There are different types of tahini is available in the market. Tahini is a necessary ingredient to make a delectable Hummus. For this purpose, the first choice is to use Amazon (affiliate link) or use Trader Joe’s organic tahini, which is specially made with sesame seeds. You require ½ cup tahini per cup of chickpeas for a delicious and tempting Hummus. However, you can use Homemade Tahini also. ( See Homemade Tahini Recipe)

3- Ice Water:

Why it is necessary to mix tahini with ice water? The reason is that mixing tahini with ice-cold water makes it fluffier and lightens the color of tahini. There is no scientific explanation, but these small steps can create a huge difference.

4- Fresh Lemon Juice:

Stored lemons always taste old and sad. Always use fresh lemon juice and your Hummus will feel fresh and yummy. For extra flavor, add more lemon juice and make your Hummus tangier.

5- Marinate Garlic in Lemon Juice:

Keep garlic cloves in lemon juice for 10 minutes. It’s a great technique to obtain garlic with mild taste and smell. Then blend this garlic in a food processer. In this way, the garlic will lose its unkind and harsh smell. I tried it several times and found that this claim is right! You can read the scientific explanations at Serious Eats for why it works.

6- Olive Oil:

Blend 1 tablespoon olive oil into the Hummus for a luxurious and creamy taste. Plus, sprinkle olive oil on top to achieve a beautiful and lovely look.

7- Ground Cumin:

The cumin is slightly delicate and provides a delicious taste. The ground cumin makes the Hummus tang a little more unique.


Easy and Best Hummus Recipe | Middle Eastern Recipe

Hummus Variations:

You can add different ingredients such as vegetables, herbs along with chickpeas for various tasty variations of Hummus.

  • Green Herbs (include leafy herbs)
  • Sun-Dried Tomato (include rinse and drained tomatoes)
  • Kalamata Olive (include kalamata olives)
  • Toasted and Black Sesame (include toasted sesame seeds)


Hummus Garnishes:

  • Sprinkle of olive oil.
  • Paprika.
  • Shower of ground sumac.
  • Sesame seeds.
  • Middle Eastern hot sauce.
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro.



Easy and Best Hummus Recipe | Middle Eastern Recipe


  • 1 can of chickpeas (15 ounces), or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • Baking soda ½ tbsp (if you are using canned chickpeas)
  • Lemon juice ¼ cup
  • Chopped garlic 1 (medium to large)
  • Salt to taste
  • Tahini ½ cup
  • Ice water 2-4 tbsp
  • Ground cumin ½ tbsp
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp


Easy and Best Hummus Recipe | Middle Eastern Recipe

Preparation Directions:

  1. Take a large saucepan and add chickpeas along with baking soda and water. Make sure that the chickpeas are completely dipped in the water. Then boil chickpeas on a high flame. Continue this process for at least 20 minutes, or until the chickpeas look tender. After boiling their skin will be removed automatically. Rinse the chickpeas under running water for about thirty seconds.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, add lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Blend it well until the garlic is completely chopped. Then set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Now, add tahini in a food processor and process finely until the mixture is creamy and thick.
  4. In order to obtain ultra-smooth, pastel, and creamy tahini mixture, add 2-4 tbsp of ice water and blend continuously. In this way, your tahini will be thick and creamier.
  5. Then combine ground cumin, overcooked chickpeas to the blender. While processing, sprinkle in the olive oil. Blend until the fusion is smooth and light.
  6. Now, taste and regulate as needed, add ¼ tbsp of salt or more to achieve a fine flavor. Add lemon juice for extra energy.
  7. Graze it into a serving bowl. Garnish with your favorite ingredients such as parsley, olives, sesame seeds, or hot sauce. Delicious Hummus is ready. Enjoy!


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