Homemade Hummus from scratch (and guide to making your own tahini paste)

Hummus is still unknown to many in Mauritius, I’d take my parents for example, they only came to know what it was when I made it at home. It was hard to resist Pret A Manger hummus wrap while in Europe, one of the many things I miss about not being there anymore.

Hummus origins from Egypt and is widely eaten in the Mediterranean. It is a dip and spread which can be eaten in wraps, sandwiches, salads, as accompaniment or dip to nachos, potato wedges or veggies. With no cooking required and affordable ingredients, this savory dip is irresistible for sure. You need not be guilty if you find yourself eating it too often, it is good for your health 🙂

I love spicy chickpea hummus. You will find below my version of it with guide to making your own tahini paste. It is quick and easy to prepare. As someone said, ”Hummus is the proof that some of the best tasting things in life are the simplest to make”. I second that! Moreover you can fridge it for over a week.

Homemade Hummus from scratch
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Recipe type: Dip/Spread
Cuisine: Egyptian/Middle East
  • 1 can Chickpeas (Keep the liquid)
  • 5 tsp tahini paste (see below for preparation guide)
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Parsley leaves
  • 1 chili
  1. Rinse and grind the chickpeas with around 10 tbsp of the liquid from the can - until you get a rich mixture (add more liquid if needed)
  2. Add tahini paste, salt, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, chili and parsley leaves
  3. Blend it all while gradually adding olive oil

You can easily make your own tahini paste if it is not available in stores where you live. All you need is sesame seed and olive oil.

On low flame, let the sesame seed roast till it gets a beautiful brownish colour.

Let it then cool down before bringing it to your mixer. Gradually add in olive oil until it turns to a runny mixture.

The tahini paste smells so good!

I made yummy lunch wrap with my homemade hummus spread ideal for work or school.

How do you like your hummus?

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