• 5 minutes for preparation time plus 10 minutes cooking time

    Preparation Time

  • easy

    Difficulty Level

  • 4-6

    Serves

Hummus is a dipping sauce that originates from Egypt and the Levant. Today, it is popular in many European countries and the USA. “Hummus” comes from the Arabic word meaning “chickpeas”. The recipe’s complete name is ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna which means “chickpeas with tahini”. The earliest known recipes are recorded in cookbooks published in Cairo in the 13th century. According to historians, the Syria and Egypt Sultan, Saladin, was the first one who prepared it. Hummus’ nutritional value is high due to the chickpeas and tahini it contains. It is usually served with pita bread, while it can also accompany falafels.

Ingredients

For Vegetarians, For Vegans, Gluten-free

  • 400 gr cooked chickpeas (about 150 gr raw chickpeas, soaked overnight and then cooked)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 gr tahini
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 – 1.5 tsp cumin Sunspices
  • Salt
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika Sunspices
  • Pita breads

Method

  1. We preheat the oven to 220C/430F. We cut the pita breads in triangles. We place them in a pan and drizzle some olive oil over them. We cook them for about 5 minutes until crispy.
  2. As the pita breads are being cooked, we put the chickpeas in a blender. We add the lemon juice, the garlic cloves, the tahini, the olive oil, the cumin, salt and the water. We blend them until we have a smooth mixture.
  3. We pour the hummus into a bowl and we sprinkle it with the smoked paprika. We serve it with the crispy pita breads.

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