Homemade Hummus (5 ingredients, 5 minutes)

Quick CookWe’ve heard a lot about the goodness of hummus, a middle-eastern spread and dip. Traditionally, it is made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

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Simplifying the recipe
Tahini (roast sesame seed) is not common in Malaysia. So we search for recipes without it and found this from King Arthur Flour. We also wanted to look for the simplest recipe- one that is not fancy and uses a food processor.

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Health Benefits
Hummus is a popular choice for vegan and vegetarians as it is a good source of protein. It’s high in iron, vitamin C and vitamin B6.
(source: wikipedia)

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> Canned chickpeas/ garbanzo beans x 1 can of 400 g (We use Kimball)
> Garlic x 3 cloves (We’ve initially used five according to this recipe but we find the garlic overwhelm the chickpeas)
> Sea salt x 1/3 tsp
> Cumin (jintan putih) x 3/4 tsp
> Olive Oil x 3 tbsp

HOW-TO: Step-by-step tutorial
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1. Drain chickpeas through a colander
2. Place chickpeas, garlic, salt, cumin and olive oil in the blender.
3. Blend until it turns to a paste.

That’s all you need to do for about two cups of creamy, delicious hummus. It’s normally spread of bread or as a dip for vegetables.

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Enjoy it with fresh carrots, cucumber and celery. You can also eat it with tortilla, crackers or anything else really.

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Do you enjoy hummus? If you do, what do you normally eat it with?


11 Responses to “Homemade Hummus (5 ingredients, 5 minutes)”

  1. Aaliyah
    July 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm #


    There’s another key ingredient I think you left out here. It’s called Tahina (Sesame Paste). Check it out :)

  2. Aaliyah
    July 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Oh apologies, I just saw the whole line where you say “Traditionally, it is made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.”

    There’s heaps of Tahini sold in arab shops around though :)

  3. Sara
    July 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    It’s only available at certain supermarkets. I’ll love to try with tahini next time! :)

  4. Suls
    April 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    Tahini is really simple to make. All you need is sesame seeds and olive oil.

    Ratio: 1 cup of sesame seeds to 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil. This consistency is good for Hummus. This makes roughly 3/4 cups of tahini.

    Method: Roast the sesame seeds than blend it with the olive oil.

    So to make hummus following your recipe above with the tahini:
    1. Drain chickpeas through a colander
    2. Roast sesame seeds with a toaster (or buy the pre-toasted ones!)
    3. Blend the sesame seeds with Olive oil.
    2. Add the chickpeas, garlic, salt, cumin and olive oil to the tahini paste.
    3. Blend

    Hope this helps!

  5. Sara
    April 16, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    Wow. You’re awesome! Thank you!

  6. firza
    April 30, 2014 at 2:04 am #

    you can make your own tahini easily. google it girls!

  7. Sara
    May 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    So we heard! Will try!


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