This Lebanese dip goes perfectly with everything and is so so easy to make! A few basic ingredients and you have a fancy appetizer ready!
Lebanese food is in rage these days, from shwarmas to falafel, people are going crazy about it. Hummus with pita breads is a popular appetizer at restaurants and I wanted to replicate that flavor at home. Until about a few days back I thought one needs tahini to make hummus but I was wrong. When I saw Dimple’s Smoked Paprika and Lemon Hummus post, I was stunned to discover that hummus could be made without tahini. Tahini is a sesame seed paste which is ideally used in making hummus but skipping it won’t make a lot a of difference, in fact no difference at all.
I love hummus and who wouldn’t, its a refreshing healthy dip which is ready in a jiffy. Its made with chickpeas or garbanzo beans, which are protein rich and free of cholesterol, olive oil, which is a healthy form of fat along with garlic and lemon which are great antioxidants. The great thing is I’ve skipped tahini which is brimming with fats and calories. I’m not crazy about health food but eating healthy once in a while can do no harm, can it? 😉 This dip is also very versatile and goes with just about anything. From pita bread to crackers to potato wedges, enjoy this hummus dip with your favorite munchies.
You don’t need any fancy ingredient for this dip, these ingredients will most likely be in your refrigerator or pantry, so get started and make this dip NOW!
Recipe: Easy Hummus
Makes: 1 cup Hummus dip (240 ml)
Time: 10-15 minutes
- Chickpeas, 1 cup, boiled and drained or canned will do
- Yogurt, 1-2 tablespoons
- Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
- Garlic, 2 cloves (trust me they’re more than enough)
- Lemon Juice, 1 tablespoon
- Fresh Coriander, chopped, 1/4 cup
- Water, 1/8 cup
- Salt and red chili powder, to taste
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until you form a fine paste. Add more water if the dip appears sticky. Season well and serve with toasted pita bread chips or crackers!
Yeah, that’s it. Not eating hummus at restaurants now, are you? 😉
TIP: Make fresh hummus every time. Refrigerated hummus loses a little flavor, tastes best when fresh.
This recipe has been inspired and adapted by Shivaay Delight’s Smoked Paprika and Lemon Hummus.
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