Humus (basic recipe)

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Humus (basic recipe)

Production: 500ml.
Preparation: 10 Minutes
Cooking: 0 Minute

Initially from the sunny Mediterranean, this spread can be served in may ways and is an excellent source of protein.
This simple mashed chickpeas puree flavored with sesame and garlic can easily be used as a starting point for hundreds of variations by the simple addition of spices, herbs, peppers, vegetables etc. ..
Here is a simple basic recipe very easy and economical to make at home.



Chick Peas – [3 cups]  (750 ml.)
Thahini (sesame cream) – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
Lemon juice  – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Olive oil – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Garlic cloves – [3]
Salt & Pepper

1- Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
2- Reduce the chickpeas in a puree.
3- Crush the garlic cloves in a garlic press or chop finely.
4- add to the chickpeas puree.
5- Add the lemon juice and tahini.
6- Stir in a food processor or blender.
7- Gradually add the olive oil until desired consistency (creamy).
8- Add salt and pepper to taste.
9- Serve as a sauce, condiment in a sandwich or as a dip with vegetables or chips.


  1. Comment by Meghan:

    Yum! Hummus is one of my favorites! Here’s a tip I found and use to make it really fluffy: Nuke (microwave) the chickpeas for 30 seconds before pureeing. I have no idea why, but it works!

  2. Comment by JeBouffe:

    It does make sense.
    By heating them it must make the mashing (mécanical process) easier.

    Thanks for the tip.