Hummus

Featuring a simple mezze dish to celebrate the beginning of Ramadan!

Hummus at Damas

Although widely popular, many tend to buy this spread instead of making it at home, which is really sad because the taste of home-made hummus is far superior than the store-bought kind! Additionally, it’s very easy to make and healthier since you can control what goes into it.

Chickpeas {hummus in arabic} are rich in protein, zinc, iron, and phosphorus. They also contain tryptophan which is the precursor of serotonin,  the chemical often dubbed as the “happiness hormone.” It’s a perfect healthy snack when eaten with veggies, or spread for a sandwich, and great for entertaining!

Here’s how to make it

Hummus

Remember as with most recipes this is a guideline, if you want to make it richer then add more tahina or olive oil. What I love about this spread is how versatile it is, you can add different flavorings or change the texture easily and it will still be as enjoyable!

Ingredients Instructions
2 c. cooked chickpeas, skins removed {for best results}
1 garlic clove
2 + tblsp olive oil
4-6 tbslp of water, or cooking liquid
3 tblsp tahina
3 tblsp lime juice
1 tsp of cumin
salt & pepper
optional: parsley, paprika, coriander and olive oil for plating
Combine the first 7 ingredients in a food processor {alternatively, use an emersion blender to puree them}. Taste and rectify any of the spices or seasoning to your liking.* To serve drizzle olive oil and the spices or herbs of your choice {normally staying within the same families, ie. herbs parsley or cilantro and for spices paprika, cumin, coriander or even sumac}

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

If you would like to know how to cook chickpeas, or want more recipes for chickpeas let me know below!

*You can change the consistency of the hummus by adding more {or less} liquid, according to how thick you want it.
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