Tips For Easy From Scratch Smooth and Creamy Hummus

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Hummus is rich in iron and fiber making it a nutritious addition to many meals. I recently read an article that hummus along with bread makes a complete protein and you do not have to eat them together to get the complete protein. I was always taught to eat them at the same meal so I don't know if it is true or not, perhaps someone can let us know.

Hummus is one of my favorite foods! I like to make it from scratch but I don't make it very often because I prefer to peel the skins which takes extra time and I forget to pre-soak the chickpeas. I have searched a long time for easier ways to make hummus the way I like it and FINALLY  . . .  I have a new method that I am excited to share with you and some different serving ideas. Would a 40 minute cooking time interest you? Let's make some delicious creamy (from scratch hummus)! 

Step 1: Ingredients

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The method of cooking the chickpeas with baking soda was found on food 52 How to make perfectly smooth Hummus. I modified his recipe for our taste buds! You can add what ever you like to taste. 

1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas 
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 1/2 cups water
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons tahini (light roast)
4- 8 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice organic is best! I love lemon so I use a lot! I  wonder if Meyers lemons would work for this? Yum!
Season to taste with roasted garlic or use 4 cloves crushed garlic
6 1/2 tablespoons ice cold water
Kosher salt
Parsley or mint for garnish
Olive oil garnish
Lemon zest garnish
You will need regular kitchen tools along with a food processor. 

The roasted garlic has a much milder flavor than the fresh crushed garlic. Hummus goes with so many different things. I have made hummus with Craisins and it was very good! I have used this recipe using canned chickpeas and will explain the method later. 

SparkySolar10 months ago

I love this instructable thank you so much

sobeeya1 year ago
I wont like it but the way u served it is makes it fabulous
That's exactly what I was looking for!! And the way you serve it.... absolutely fabulous!
sunshiine (author)  Pane-Bistecca1 year ago
It saves so much time and the results are as good as if you peeled each bean! thanks for commenting and do have a nice evening!
That's exactly what I was looking for!! And the way you serve it.... absolutely fabulous!
Oh I love the presentation you did so much! And the recipe itself looks really good too! :)
Ditto and the addition of baking soda is brilliant!
sunshiine (author)  chefsea1 year ago
Why thank you! Hope you try it! Have a super week!
sunshiine (author)  lindarose921 year ago
Thanks for the compliment! I really am excited about this method! Hope your day shines!
I've never made hummus, but with your instructable I am anxious to get started! Thanks!
sunshiine (author)  candymixon00831 year ago
Hummus is soooooooooo good! Thanks for commenting and hope you make this!
Looks awesome!
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
Thanks! Have a super night!
artfulann1 year ago
Great recipe and method. I admit I've always used canned...now I'm itching to try dried chick peas!
sunshiine (author)  artfulann1 year ago
You will like it better than canned!
dzheng11 year ago
That looks amazing! I want to try!
sunshiine (author)  dzheng11 year ago
It is so easy to make! Thanks for stopping by and have fun making them!