Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini is everything you need for snacking- creamy, energy enhancing and delicious. After you eat home made hummus you will not return to the thick, bland paste from the super market. Before I tried Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini at home I was convinced that making my own hummus was too difficult. What I learned was that this process is like any other cooking adventure- you try it, you work on it, and your reward is delicious food. Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini is a gorgeous snack for diabetics, paleos and vegans. If you have guests it is easy to jazz up with a splash of garlic infused olive oil, a sprinkle of lava salt or a mouth watering layer of fire roasted onions.
The diy trick in Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini that puts you head and shoulders above everyone else is making your own from scratch tahini sauce.It just takes a few minutes to roast your sesame seeds and grind them, fast and easy. All you need to have in your cupboard is chickpeas, raw sesame seeds, olive oil, parsley, and salt. In a little while the work will mean healthy, energy packed lunch for a week and pre-dinner snacks for everyone who comes home starving.
Here are a couple tricks to make our Easy Hummus and Home made Tahini fast and super yummy.
- Make up a a big batch of chickpeas every few weeks. Freeze in 4 oz bags to add to dinner or make up your hummus. I use dried chickpeas, boiled in water with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to speed cooking. If you are really in a rush, use canned chickpeas, but the the from scratch one is far superior in flavor, has less salt, and metal from cans.
- To enhance your flavor use your frozen parsley ice cubes.
- Make up your homemade tahini. I make a extra to pour on roasted veggies. This will keep for two weeks.
Put on your chickpeas to boil. This should take around 60 minutes. This process is faster in an Instapot or Pressure Cooker. While you are waiting roast sesame seeds in a cast iron pan over medium flame. Keep stirring so they don’t burn.When they smell nutty and are slightly brown turn off flame and let them cool.
Blend sesame seeds in a high speed blender, such as a vitamix until powdery. Mix in olive oil, and salt, and blend to your idea consistency. If you want it more liquid add water and check the taste.
When your chickpeas are done cooking reserve the cooking liquid to thin down your hummus. Blend the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and parsley. Add the cooking liquid if it is too thick. Serve warm with a sprinkle of black salt and some extra parsley on top. You can easily adapt it for a party by serving together with nutrient dense small plates Blistered Shisito Peppers, Muhammarah, or Guacamole. Don’t forget the flatbread!
Not only tasty, Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini is packed with nutrient rich ingredients!
Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini
Creamy luscious hummus is easy and authentic with the addition of my home made tahini sauce. If you are diabetic, practice a paleo or vegan lifestyle this scrumptious small plate appetizer is the one to choose. My Easy Hummus With Homemade Tahini is a perfect, protein rich snack to power you up for party seasons, or bring with you to the party.
- 8 oz dry chickpeas
- 4 oz raw sesame seeds
- 6 oz olive oil
- 2 tbsp celtic gray salt
- 2 oz parsley
- 1/2 tea baking soda
Boil your chickpeas in a pan with 4 inches of water. Add 1/2 tea baking soda. Cook for 60 minutes or until soft. replace water as it evaporates.
Roast sesame seeds in a pan until lightly brown. Cool. Grind in a high speed blender to powder. Add in 2 oz olive oil and 1 tbsp salt.
When chickpeas are soft let them cool. Put into a high speed blender and add 2 oz water. Blend until creamy. Add in your salt, extra olive oil, tahini, parsley and salt. Blend to desired thickness. Serve warm.
“Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini” is the fifth part of our fall eating and living series, “Holiday Eating Strategies”. For more ways you can feast during the holidays but hold onto your health visit our posts: Brussel Sprout Nachos- Diabetic, Paleo, Vegan“, Holiday Raw Cheese Board, Butternut Squash Party Muffins, 5 Minute Guacamole, and Muhammarah. “Easy Hummus with Homemade Tahini” first appeared on the blog L.S.Livewell. Copyright 2018 Lisa Shaub.