Super creamy and smooth hummus made right at home! This hummus is fluffy and airy with a delicious nutty taste. With an irresistibly smooth texture and nodes of citrus and garlic, this could be the. best. humus. ever.
When you have earth-shattering hummus, it’s hard to forget it. My perfect batch of hummus is lusciously creamy, light and airy, with nodes of garlic and herbs. Hummus should easily glide right onto a piece of pita without weighing it down. It’s smooth, not gritty with a slightly nutty taste from tahini. THIS is the type of hummus you won’t forget. Like many things, homemade is the way to do it.
Key Elements to The BEST Creamy Hummus
Overcooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Sounds really weird, I know. When the garbanzo beans are almost mushy, it’s easier to peel the skin off. We want to remove the skin before we throw the beans into the food processor to get that creamy and smooth texture
The one ingredient you can’t forget, baking soda
Yes, baking soda is used in this hummus recipe and I promise you won’t even taste it. Baking soda aids in breaking down the garbanzo beans so, again, we can achieve this silky smooth texture we’re going for
High quality tahini
Good tahini can be hard to come by. You want tahini to be on the thinner side with a little separation that goes away when you stir it up. Tahini should not look like thick peanut butter. Thick tahini can taste super chalky and lacks the oils needed to mix into the garbanzo beans. This brand is my absolute favorite. Every jar I’ve had has been thin, rich, and nutty; just how it should be.
How to Make Creamy Hummus at Home
Now that we know the key ingredients to making extra creamy hummus, let’s chat real quick about some tips when making it at home.
Second, we want to keep the food processor running as much as we can. This means adding ingredients to the processor while it’s running by removing the small lid on top. Allowing it to run while you add ingredients helps to make sure everything is well mixed and as fluffy as possible.
Lastly, once all the ingredients are in the food processor, let it run for a good 3 - 5 minutes. This may seem long and the hummus may look like it’s already done, but mixing it even longer only makes it creamier and fluffier.Print