Perfectly Creamy Hummus Recipe for Any Occasion
Welcome, food lovers! Today, I have a special recipe for you – a homemade hummus recipe. If you’re tired of buying store-bought hummus that tastes bland and artificial, then this recipe is for you. Trust me, once you taste this delicious hummus that is rich in flavor and texture, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought hummus again.
What’s great about this hummus recipe is that it is so easy to make, requires only a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time. All you need is a food processor or blender, and with just a few minutes, you’ll have smooth and creamy hummus ready to serve.
This recipe combines the perfect amount of fresh lemon juice, tahini, garlic clove, chickpeas, ground cumin, extra virgin olive oil, and other spices. It’s gluten-free, vegan-friendly and healthier than any store-bought hummus out there.
Whether you’re serving it as a dip or spread or using as an ingredient in your favorite dish, this homemade hummus will elevate your meals to new heights. Plus, it’s perfect for parties when paired with veggies or pita bread.
So get ready to indulge in the authentic flavors of the Middle East with this homemade humus recipe. You won’t regret it!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This easy homemade hummus recipe is something that every food lover should try at least once in their lifetime. Not only is it a healthier alternative to store-bought hummus, but the flavors you can achieve from making hummus at home are incomparable. Trust me; once you taste this cuisinart hummus, you’ll never go back to the pre-packaged stuff again.
What makes this recipe stand out is how fabulous it tastes! The combination of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and cumin results in a smooth hummus that has just the right balance of flavors. It’s tangy, creamy, and savory all at the same time.
One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can pair it with almost anything – veggies, pita bread, crackers – or use it as a spread on wraps or sandwiches. You can even experiment with different variations like roasted garlic hummus or spicy pepper hummus.
Moreover, making hummus at home saves you loads of money compared to buying ready-to-eat hummus from the store. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a food processor or high-powered blender, and you can create homemade hummus for yourself and your loved ones.
Overall, if you’re looking for an easy hummus recipe that will impress your taste buds and your wallet alike, then this cuisinart recipe for hummus is just what you need. So why not give it a try and enjoy the pleasure of homemade hummus any time you want?
Here are the ingredients you will need for this delicious hummus recipe:
- 1 (19 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 3 tablespoons tahini
Fresh Lemon Juice
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ½ – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- A pinch of fresh ground black pepper
- A pinch of cayenne (optional)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
The Recipe How-To
- A food processor or a high-powered blender
- A measuring cup and spoons
- A rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the processor
- 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Make the Hummus
Combine the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, sea salt, cumin, and cayenne in a food processor or blender. Begin blending on low speed.
With the blender running, slowly pour in the olive oil through the top opening.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and blend for several more seconds until the mixture is smooth.
If your hummus is too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time and blend until you reach desired consistency.
Adjust seasoning to taste. Add freshly ground black pepper as needed.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to one week.
Watch Cuisinart Recipe Video
Here is a quick video on how to make perfect hummus using your cuisinart food processor!
Substitutions and Variations
There are a few variations and substitutions that you can use to make your hummus even more delicious, depending on your taste or dietary preferences.
Firstly, if you’re looking for a spicier version, you can add some cayenne or a sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper to your recipe. Be careful not to overdo it though, as you don’t want the heat to overpower the flavors.
For those who are watching their sodium intake, you can adjust the sea salt amount accordingly or use low-sodium canned chickpeas.
If you don’t have fresh lemon juice on hand, you can use bottled lemon juice as a substitute. It won’t be quite as flavorful as using fresh juice, but it will still work.
If you don’t have tahini or simply don’t like the taste of it, you can substitute it with almond butter or even hummus add-ons like roasted garlic or black garlic.
Additionally, if you prefer a smoother and creamier texture for your hummus, you can consider using a high-powered blender instead of a food processor.
Lastly, for an extra boost of flavor, try adding roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes or other ingredients into this versatile hummus recipe. The possibilities are endless!
Serving and Pairing
Once you’ve blended your hummus to perfection, it’s time to enjoy it! Hummus is an incredibly versatile dish that can be used in many ways. One of the simplest and most popular ways to serve it is as a dip with pita bread or fresh vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers, and celery. For a twist on this traditional presentation, try serving your hummus in your favorite dips’ bowls or hollowed-out bell peppers.
Hummus is also a fantastic spread for sandwiches or a topping for salads. You can use it as a healthy substitute for mayonnaise and sauces in your wraps or sandwiches, making them much more nutritious and flavorful. The silky texture of hummus complements well with crispy greens like romaine lettuce, arugula or kale.
For pairing, you can go all Middle Eastern flavors like shakshuka or couscous, which are natural matches with hummus. I also love serving my hummus alongside roasted vegetables like eggplant, zucchini or yellow squash. Grilled chicken or lamb works well too; the creamy tangy hummus balances the richness of the meats beautifully.
As for beverages, choose something refreshing and light to pair with your savory homemade hummus – ginger beer, lemonade or iced tea are terrific options. Or if you’re feeling indulgent, a crisp white wine or a cold lager will hit the spot.
Remember to get creative and have fun experimenting with serving ideas and pairings; hummus is versatile enough to accompany any mealtime occasion!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to hummus, there’s no need to stress about making it last. This dip is incredibly versatile and can easily be prepared ahead of time for an effortless snacking experience throughout the week.
Make-ahead: If you’re planning on serving your homemade hummus later on, it’s best to prepare it a day in advance as this will allow the flavors to meld together. Simply transfer the hummus into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
Storing: Whether you’ve prepared your hummus or have some leftover from a previous batch, storing it properly is key to keeping it fresh for longer. If you’ve used canned chickpeas, keep the hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. For longer storage, consider freezing your hummus which will last for up to three months.
Reheating: When reheating your hummus, there are two main methods – in a microwave or using a stovetop. To microwave, transfer the desired amount of hummus into a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 30-second intervals until heated through. Alternatively, heat the hummus in a small saucepan over medium-low heat while stirring constantly until warm.
Remember that olive oil may solidify when chilled, so don’t worry if you notice this after refrigeration – simply bring your hummus to room temperature before serving and give it a good stir with a fork or spoon to remix any separated oil back into the dip.
By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to have fresh hummus at hand whenever you need it without compromising its flavor or texture. So go ahead and whip up a large batch of this delicious dip today – your future self will thank you!
Tips for Perfect Results
As an Israeli chef, I have made hummus more times than I can count, and over the years, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks to ensure the perfect results every time.
First and foremost, use high-quality ingredients. This might seem like an obvious tip, but it’s worth emphasizing. Ingredients like fresh chickpeas or cumin seeds make a huge difference in the final flavor of the hummus. Using fresh lemon juice rather than bottled also makes a noticeable difference in the taste.
The temperature of your ingredients can also impact the consistency of your hummus. Chilled chickpeas straight from the refrigerator might be harder to blend than ones at room temperature. And if your tahini is too cold, it may seize up when mixed with other ingredients.
When blending your hummus mixture in a food processor or blender, start with just a small amount of liquid, such as reserved chickpea liquid or water, and gradually add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency. You can always add more liquid, but it’s much harder to fix an over-thinned hummus.
Another essential tip for perfect hummus is to taste and adjust seasonings frequently. Hummus requires a balance of flavors from salt, lemon juice, tahini and cumin. After blending these ingredients in your food processor or blender, stop and taste every so often to make sure they are well-balanced for your liking.
To achieve an ultra-smooth result without any grainy texture, cook canned chickpeas with baking soda for a few minutes before blending them.
Finally, be creative with your toppings and flavor additions. Some of my favorites include roasted garlic hummus, cilantro lime hummus or even pepper hummus. Experiment with different flavors and enjoy discovering what you enjoy most!
Now that you’re familiar with the recipe and all its components, it’s time to address any questions or concerns you may have. Here are some common FAQs about this recipe:
Is it better to make hummus in a food processor or blender?
In my experience, utilizing a high-powered blender such as the Vitamix yields a quicker and silkier homemade hummus compared to a traditional food processor. The advantage of using a blender is that it obviates the need for skinning the chickpeas since they can be effortlessly blended into a luscious consistency.
What is the best machine to make hummus from scratch?
Here are five different food processors to suit different budgets and needs. We have a top-performing option with the Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY, a great value option with the Hamilton Beach 10 Cup, a mid-range choice with the Oster FPSTFP1355, a compact option with the Cuisinart DLC-2ABC, and a smaller capacity option with the Black & Decker 8-Cup. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses to fit your particular kitchen requirements.
Can you use a food chopper for hummus?
Creating your own flavorful hummus can be a quick and easy task, thanks to the convenience of a food processor.
In conclusion, whether you are a food lover or just someone who wants to enjoy a healthy and delicious snack, this Cuisinart Recipe for Hummus is the perfect choice for you. This recipe will impress everyone with its smooth and creamy texture, perfectly balanced flavors, and irresistible aroma. With simple and easy-to-follow steps, this hummus recipe can be made in just a few minutes using ingredients readily available in your kitchen.
So why settle for store-bought hummus when you can make your own with this easy homemade hummus recipe? By making hummus at home, you not only save money but also have better control over the ingredients. You can easily customize the recipe to suit your taste by adding your favorite seasonings and toppings.
Moreover, making homemade hummus is not only fun but also healthier than buying from stores as it does not contain preservatives or additives. With the help of a food processor or high-powered blender, you can make smooth and silky hummus effortlessly while enjoying the process.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your Cuisinart Food Processor or blender, get ready with the ingredients, and follow this easy hummus recipe. I guarantee that once you taste this homemade hummus, you’ll never go back to store-bought again. Bon appétit!
Cuisinart Recipe for Hummus Recipe
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (about 2 cups)
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 medium lemon)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (to taste)
- 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Place the garlic in a food processor fitted with the metal chopping blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
- Add the chickpeas, tahini, cumin, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Process until smooth.
- With the machine running, add the olive oil through the feed tube, in a steady stream and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy.