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How is Hummus Made? Hummus with Sesame Seeds Recipe

How is Hummus made? This delicious dip from the Middle East is considered a superfood. Read on to learn an easy way to make hummus at home.


Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip or paste, primarily made with chickpeas, tahini, oil, and garlic cloves.
Hummus has a creamy texture and is admired for its taste and health benefits. Sometimes due to the ingredients used, it is also described as a superfood.
You can find different varieties at your local grocery stores, including plain, flavoured and blended with avocado.

 

You can prepare hummus at home simply by blending all the ingredients in a food processor. The key difference will be the oil used while preparing(manufacturing if industrial).

At home, you can use sesame or olive oil but for hummus found in markets or supermarket shelves, it is quite common to canola (rapeseed) or soybean oil.

Hummus is a rich protein food source loaded with plant fibres and healthy fats.

Nutritional Value

A 30g of Hummus will provide:

Calories

382kj

Protein

2g

Fat

8g

Carbohydrates

3.1g

Fibre

1.5g

Magnesium

19mg

Iron

0.57mg

Sesame seed Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas (Boiled 600g )
  • Sesame seeds (100g)
  • Water (150 ml)
  • Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
  • Olive oil (30ml)
  • Sweet paprika (1 Teaspoon)
  • Garlic (1 clove)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black paper (to taste)
  • Parsley (1 tuft)

Preparation

  • STEP 1: Start by peeling your garlic and chopping it finely, rinse the parsley with water and chop it up the same way as the parsley.
  • STEP 2: Now, it is time to prepare mini tahini - put sesame seeds in the nonstick pan and roast them on medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes. After roasting, take a blender and put these roasted seeds in the blender, and turn on the blender. 
  • STEP 3: After seeds are turned into powder, add olive oil, a pinch of salt, and hot water and continue mixing. If you prefer your tahini dense, then you can add more seeds to the mixture. Or if you prefer a thin mixture, then add more olive oil or water rather than seeds.
  • STEP 4: Once you have tahini made, begin adding chickpeas into the blender, continue mixing and pounding.
  • STEP 5: Now add lemon juice, garlic, paprika, and black paper to the mixture. Again, mix it properly!
  • Your hummus is ready; you can garnish hummus using chopped parsley, sesame oil and smoked paprika to enhance the flavour.

Hummus is also very nutritious. Chickpeas provide proteins and fibre, on the other hand, sesame seeds also have great nutritional value. Sesame seeds are gluten-free and have anti-oxidants that provide immense health benefits.

The Takeaway

Yes, hummus is very healthy and fit for most peoples diets.

However, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used, i.e chickpea or sesame seeds, you should completely avoid eating hummus containing these ingredients.

You can always purchase hummus from the shops, but always remember to check the label for ingredients because sometimes you may find some unwanted ingredients or allergens. 

Homemade hummus is the best way to go if you have concerns about unwanted ingredients, if you also have concerns about ethically sourced ingredients, we got you covered. We cater to both retail and wholesale orders.

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