Chickpea hummus has been a favorite because of its use as a vegetarian and vegan appetizer. However, this well-known Arab cuisine product is well known in the Mediterranean and the rest of the Middle East.
This recipe is believed to have originated in ancient Egypt. Although not yet proven, what is known for certain is that the word humus means “chickpea” in Arabic.
Humans usually serve humus as a kind of garnish or appetizer. It is usually consumed with pita bread, but it is delicious with all kinds of toasted bread and creates a great flavor with carrot sticks or other vegetables.
How to make light chickpea humus?
Although this dish is already light enough, many people wonder how they can make an even lighter version of it. The goal is to reduce the ingredients that cause you to gain some weight without damaging the delicious taste.
Here’s how to make chickpea hummus:
- Ingredients (for 3 or 4 people)
- Half of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of salt (5 g)
- ¼ cup of warm water (50 ml)
- 2 tablespoons of tahini (30 g)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Olive oil (trace amount)
- 2 ½ cup cooked chickpeas (500 g)
- 1 teaspoon of cumin (5 g)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (30 ml)
- Garnish: chopped parsley or sweet pepper powder
- Optional spices: cumin and coriander
The first thing you need to do is to take the cooked chickpeas and pour them into a bowl filled with warm water. The water needs to be completely covered. Leave the chickpeas in water for at least 1 hour so that the skin is peeled off.
Then we’il start making the humus. To do this, drain the chickpea water and pour almost all of the water into the sink (separate slightly).
Then crush the chickpeas using a hand blender. Also crush the garlic cloves thoroughly.
Squeeze half a lemon and add water to chickpeas (lemon should not be too big).
Add all ingredients into the container and mix again at medium speed while adding just a little olive oil.
When ready, taste it and add more spices if necessary.
After decorating and serve.
How to make tahini:
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (30 g)
- 1 tablespoon of water (15 ml)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (15 ml)
Rinse the sesame seeds with water. It is very important to dry it later.
If they are not fried, you must fry them in a high temperature frying pan. (You can also fry the seeds in the toaster for a more intense flavor).
Put the seeds in a bowl. Then add olive oil, water and a pinch of salt and crush. Repeat this process until the seeds become a smooth paste.
It should be noted that the key point of this preparation is olive oil. The less you use, the better. Now, to keep the humus fresh, you need to keep it in the refrigerator.
You can achieve a spicy taste by adding 2 or 3 tablespoons of hot pepper powder or hot pepper. Some people also add a pinch of black pepper to enhance the taste. However, this will depend entirely on your taste and the result you want to achieve.
Chickpea hummus is a really healthy and delicious snack that you can eat at any time of the day. In order to have a good feast for your appetite during the holiday, you must try it at home. And the more you practice, the better the taste will be.
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Enjoy your meal 🙂