Humus is a traditional recipe from the Middle East, consumed mainly in countries such as Syria, Israel, Turkey or Greece. It consists of a chickpea paste to which is added tahini sauce, prepared from sesame, and a variety of spices depending on the tastes of each.
Hummus is rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fiber and it goes perfectly with toast. See below the recipe for homemade hummus.
As an appetizer and dip, hummus is usually eaten with flatbread, such as pita. It is also served together with falafel, grilled chicken, fish, or eggplant.
You can also add garnishes like chopped tomato, cucumber, olives, coriander, parsley, whole chickpeas, olive oil, hard-boiled eggs, paprika, sumac, pickles or pine nuts.
Outside the Middle East, hummus is sometimes served with tortilla chips or crackers.
Can you freeze hummus?
Humus is a perfect food for freezing. The amount of humus is divided into small portions and kept in the freezer until serving.
After thawing perfectly, mix the portions of hummus well and eat it with toast.
- 1 box of chickpeas
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 6 tablespoons minced parsley
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons salt (or to taste)
- Ground pepper (or to taste)
- Put the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley in a bowl with a blender and mix until all the ingredients become a homogeneous paste. Gradually add small amounts of olive oil and water.
- Add coriander and cumin on top and continue to stir. If you want it to be more liquid, you can add the juice from the can to get the desired consistency.
- When it's ready, add salt and pepper to taste over the hummus, then place it in a bowl. Sprinkle a few drops of olive oil and finely chopped parsley on top.
- The portion of hummus is served with toast, but also with fresh vegetables.