Tips for Preparing the Perfect Homemade Hummus

Homemade hummus
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Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dip or spread and probably one of the most versatile and tasty foods you can keep in the fridge for making delicious meals. Preparing your own hummus at home is always a better option than buying one in the store, and here are a few tips on how you can prepare the perfect homemade hummus.

Quality Tahini

Not all tahinis are created equally, so they’re not equally delicious. If you use store-bought tahini that is not particularly good and tasty, that will certainly affect the taste of your hummus. That’s why it’s best to try a few different brands and find the one that tastes great, or you can also make tahini at home.

Add Ice-Cold Water

Adding ice-cold water instead of regular water is a simple trick that many people swear by, because it makes homemade hummus creamier and fluffy.

Cooking Chickpeas

Using canned chickpeas is a simple option if you don’t have much time for cooking chickpeas, but dried chickpeas definitely have better flavor. If you decide to use dried chickpeas, they should be very soft, so cooking them with some baking soda will speed up this process and help remove chickpea skins.


Take your hummus to the next level by adding some olive oil, lemon zest, and parsley on top because this will make it look and taste more special.