Hummus, also spelled as houmous, is a middle eastern dip made from cooked chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Chickpeas are high in protein and hummus is great when used as a dip for raw vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or celery.
Hummus is easy to make yourself from scratch, if you own a blender, which is of course better than buying it store-bought. The good think about making it from scratch is that you can tune the flavor exactly the way you like it. Here is my version. I’ve used cooked chickpeas from a can as that is very good quality, but of course you could also cook dried chickpeas yourself.
For about 500 ml (2 cups) of hummus
2 cans cooked chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
2 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
juice of 1 lemon
4 Tbsp extra virgin…