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Hummus has become a favourite snack for many. It is the perfect accompaniment to all meals and, being made with chickpeas, one of the most nutritious. It is a recipe originating from Middle Eastern cuisine that, over the years, has become one of the most popular snacks in gastronomy around the world. 

Learn how to how to make homemade chickpea hummus with this easy 9-ingredient recipe! Ready in minutes, it's SUPER creamy, healthy and fresh.

Easy chickpea hummus recipe

It may seem complicated to make a delicious snack recipe, but the truth is that it's easier than you think. You just need to know a few tricks, and the good news is that we're going to let you in on all the secrets.

How to make chickpea hummus: ingredients

The quantity of these ingredients is perfect for 4 people. The estimated preparation time is 15 minutes. Take note and let's get to work!

  • 400 g cooked chickpeas
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • A pinch of salt
  • 70 ml EVOO 
  • 60 g toasted sesame seeds
  • 50 ml water

How to make chickpea hummus from scratch?

  • Wash the chickpeas well and drain them in a colander while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • Squeeze the lemon into a bowl. Crush the garlic clove without the peel until a paste forms.
  • Add the lemon, drained chickpeas, garlic clove paste, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, salt, tablespoon tahini, toasted sesame seeds and 50 ml water to the blender. 
  • Blend until a semi-homogenous mass is formed. When smooth, add the 70 ml of extra virgin olive oil, but do not stop the blender. Continue blending until the hummus is light and creamy.
  • Transfer the mixture from the blender to a bowl and add more EVOO if necessary. The preferred consistency of hummus is different from person to person and this will help you get the right one for you. 
  • Just before serving, add a drizzle of EVOO, sesame seeds and sweet paprika - it's time to try it!

Classic hummus: how each variety of EVOO can change its flavour

Now that you know how to make a delicious classic hummus, we'll tell you how the flavour can be changed by choosing a different variety of EVOO. 

  • Arbequina EVOO. It has a fruity aroma and a mild flavour, it hardly stings or is bitter, so the hummus will be much smoother, highlighting the rest of the ingredients more than the olive oil, it is very aromatic.
  • Picual EVOO. The flavour of this variety has a certain bitterness and spiciness, adding more "personality" to the hummus. When you eat the snack, the EVOO stands out, especially when you swallow it. If you prefer an organic one, AOVE Picual Ecológico also achieves the same flavour.
  • Royal EVOO. This variety is the balance of the other two alternatives, it brings a special aroma to the hummus, but with a certain bitterness in the mouth. If you don't go for flavours that are too mild or too strong, this is the best option.

What to serve with homemade chickpea hummus

The most traditional way to accompany this snack is with pita bread lightly toasted, and it is delicious. But the great advantage of this chickpea puree is that it can be accompanied by numerous alternatives. 

You can spread it on any kind of bread, one of our favourites is to bake some wheat tortilla triangles in the oven. The crudités are also ideal, especially if you want a healthier option, with carrot, celery, courgette or pepper being the most popular. 

And that's not all! The nachos or chicken fingers They also go very well together, are a perfect accompaniment and are often very popular with children. They will eat chickpeas almost without knowing it. 

How to preserve chickpea hummus

If you are wondering how long chickpea hummus can be stored and what are the best tips for preserving it, pay attention to these tips from specialists. Ideally, it should be stored in an airtight container to preserve its flavour and keep it safe. 

Garlic acts as a natural preservative, but it is still advisable to put it in the refrigerator. Experts say it is important to add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil to retain moisture..

When you want to eat this snack again, take it out of the fridge in good time so that it thaws. If it is not very moist, you can add a couple of drops of EVOO.

Another common question is that how long does homemade chickpea hummus last?. The answer is approximately 3 days, as it tends to turn sour after more days. 

But don't worry, if you make a lot, you can freeze it in portions. When you want to eat hummus again, take it out beforehand, put it in the fridge, add a few drops of EVOO and stir it well before eating.

Follow these steps to learn how to how to make homemade chickpea hummusHere are the best tips to make this snack delicious. It is the ideal accompaniment to many meals and a perfect snack to whet your appetite.

As you have seen, extra virgin olive oil is a key ingredient to get the right consistency and flavour. The secret of any expert hummus chef is in the ingredients they use and at Verde Divino you can get your hands on a quality EVOO. 
You already know that each variety brings a unique flavour, you can choose your favourite one or buy our box of 4 varietiesYou will be able to taste the result with each of the varieties. Let's cook... and the best part: let's eat!

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