A homemade Middle Eastern Hummus recipe with a touch of basil. Easy to prepare.
I usually make my hummus plain with garlic and regular olive oil. Today, I decided to make the hummus with this new olive oil I discovered recently. The olive oil is flavored with basil that is freshly squeezed in California. The olive oil adds a great taste to the hummus dish. To make the hummus is a very easy and simple process. But you will need to carefully follow the simple steps below to get to the delicious homemade hummus.
Serving for 4 people. Time to make: 15 mins
To start off, you will need the following:
- Any blender
- 1 Garlic glove minced
- 1/2 Lemon
- 3 tbsp of Tahini
- 1 can of organic chickpeas
- 1 tsp of salt
- 2 ice cubes
- Basil to garnish
- 2 tbsp of olive oil flavored with basil (get your favorite brand from any olive oil store)
Steps to Prepare:
I usually start by boiling the peas in a pot with its water on high/medium heat for 5 mins. Then transfer to a bowl and pour cold water to easily peel off its skin. This is a preference. You don’t need to do this step.
Add the peas, salt, squeezed lemon, and minced garlic to blend. Run the blender for a min till you see it becoming soft, add olive oil and blend for another min.
Add the ice cubes and the tahini on top of it and let the ice melt. Then run the blender again for a min or 2.
The Hummus should be ready by then. Transfer to a bowl and serve.