Easy, Smooth Hummus Recipe
I know, if you've made hummus before, you're probably thinking that "easy" and "smooth" probably can't apply to the same recipe. Either it's easy and not smooth - canned, dumped into a food processor - or it's NOT easy, but smooth - peeling the chickpeas, maybe even soaking and cooking dried ones along with the peeling!
I've been sitting on this recipe for over 7 years now... whoops. Have been meaning to blog it the whole time, just kept getting distracted.
Back in the early days of my gluten free cooking, I ended up buying a fair amount of garbanzo bean flour. I very quickly decided that the only thing I really liked it for was battering / deep frying... which I don't do a ton of. I had a lot of chickpea flour, and not much to do with it!
One night, I was making hummus as I normally do - from canned beans. I've never really been happy with the texture with that method, but hey - it's quick, easy, and provides instant gratification.
I was thinking about how nice it would be to make a smooth hummus, and thought of that flour. I wondered if it would be possible to reconstitute the flour - finely ground beans - with hot water, to create a smooth hummus.
It worked beautifully, and it's been pretty much the only way I've made hummus, since. Sorry for holding out on you all this time!
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Easy, Smooth Hummus
- 1 cup Chickpea / Garbanzo Bean Flour
- 2 cups Water
- ⅓ cup Tahini
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves crushed
- ¼ cup Olive Oil plus more for serving
- Toppings Optional*
- Whisk together chickpea flour and about half of the water, until it's a thick paste. Add remaining water, continue to whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Once time is up, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly as you proceed:
- In a food processor, blitz tahini and lemon juice for 1 minute. Add garlic and olive oil, blitz for one more minute.
- Add chickpea mixture, blitz for 1 more minute. If mixture is too thick, add water a little bit at a time until it reaches desired texture.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top, as well as any toppings you would like.
Caramelized Onions, chopped or pureed
Roasted Garlic, chopped or pureed
Roasted Red Peppers, chopped or pureed
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