This traditional homemade Lebanese hummus recipe is so easy to make, it's ready to serve in less than 10 minutes. Quick to make in a food processor or blender, this creamy dip is a great appetizer to serve to a crowd.
Wash and drain the chickpeas very well. If you have time, peel the skin off for a smoother texture, but not required.
Add chickpeas in the food processor or blender with the tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic and ice cubes.
Blend of process for at least a minute to obtain a super smooth texture.
Transfer hummus to a plate and spread around using a spoon or mini spatula.
Top with olive oil and garnishing ingredients.
To obtain a super smooth texture, peel off the skin of the chickpeas.
To make different kinds of hummus, use this as a base recipe and add other ingredients like roasted red peppers for example to make roasted red pepper hummus, or avocado to make avocado hummus and so on.
Use good quality tahini. Not all tahini is created the same! Use tahini that only has one ingredient, mechanically hulled sesame seeds.
The longer you blend the hummus, the smoother and creamier it will get. Blend it for at least one minute in a high powdered blender, you can't over blend it!
Don't forget the ice cubes! The ice cubes help to achieve wonderfully smooth and creamy texture.
Use fresh lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice is so much zingier than bottled juice and makes a real difference.