Welcome to my favorite hummus with tahini recipe. It is soooo creamy but has no added oil and you don’t need to peel the skin of the chickpeas (who has time for that, anyway?)
What is hummus and how does it taste like?
Hummus is a chickpea paste and traditionally has chickpeas, cumin, garlic, olive oil and tahini.
You could describe the taste of hummus as a creamy paste with rich balanced flavors and as something addicting – yes, I admit, I have an addiction! A delicious addiction!
What do you need to make this hummus with tahini recipe?
- Chickpeas cooked or canned (whichever you prefer) – chickpeas are the essential part of this recipe. The key here is to overcook the chickpeas, even if they are canned, and this I have learned from cookieandkate
- Tahini – Sesame seed paste that has a super strong flavor and is important if you want to have an oil-free hummus and a super tasty one! Can you make it without tahini? You absolutely can! I honestly prefer it with tahini but you just need to replace it with a fat source such as olive oil. I have not tried it with nut butter but I have to warn you the flavor could be too overpowering and remove the nice taste of hummus.
- Garlic – gives the tangy flavor to this hummus but it is not overpowering!
- Lemon juice – balances all the flavors so well to make this hummus umami (is it just me? I love this word!)
- Aquafaba (aka water from cooking the chickpeas or water from the can) – this is the secret ingredient and what makes this hummus so creamy!
- Cumin – a super common spice to add to hummus and all because it gives it the perfect flavor!
- Smoked paprika – it gives such a smokey flavor to the hummus!
- Parsley – if you like an herby flavor, you will love this!
- Food processor OR Hand blender
- Garlic press
How to make it
Are you ready for a super creamy hummus??
Initially, add to a pan the chickpeas along with water and sodium bicarbonate and cook for 20 minutes. Don't worry about overcooking, that is the goal.
10 minutes after starting to cook the chickpeas, add, to a bowl, the lemon juice with mashed garlic, and mix together. Leave for 10 minutes. Afterward, add the tahini to the same bowl and stir it well.
Now you have 2 options!
With a food processor
Add the chickpeas, along with the tahini sauce and spices, and add aquafaba, 1 tablespoon at a time while the food processor is working until it gets the texture you like the most!
With a hand blender
Add to a bowl, the chickpeas with tahini sauce and spices and blend. When it starts getting creamier add 1 tablespoon of aquafaba at a time until it gets the texture you love the most! For me, my perfect amount is 8 tablespoons of aquafaba.
What can you eat with hummus?
Now that you have seen how to make it, and possibliy have made it, you might be wondering what will I eat this amazing spread with???
- Some fresh baked bread, tortilla or toasts
- Or raw vegetables! – my favorites are cherry tomatoes, carrots and cucumber
How to store it
It lasts in the fridge up to 4 days (it probably won't last that long!)
IF YOU TRY THIS HUMMUS WITH TAHINI RECIPE LET ME KNOW!
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What else can you serve with this hummus?
Hummus with Tahini recipe
- Hand blender
- 50 ml lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 400 g chickpeas cooked or canned
- 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 8 tbsp aquafaba
- Add, to a pan, the chickpeas along with water and sodium bicarbonate and cook for 20 minutes. Don't worry about overcooking, that is really the goal!
- Add, to a bowl, the lemon juice along with mashed garlic and mix together. Leave for 10 minutes and afterwards, add tahini to the same bowl and stir well
- If using a food processor - Add the chickpeas, along with the tahini sauce and spices, and add aquafaba, 1 tablespoon at a time while the food processor is working until it gets the texture you like the most!
- If using a hand blender - add to a bowl, the chickpeas with tahini sauce and spices and blend. When it starts getting creamier add 1 tablespoon of aquafaba at a time until it gets the texture you love the most! For me, my perfect amount is 8 tablespoons of aquafaba.