Are you looking for a tasty, nutritious snack that is easy to prepare? Hummus dip fits that bill. When spread on crackers or pita, it packs both a punch in regards to both nutrition and flavor. You can also dip veggies in hummus dip for a nutritious mid day pick me up that does not rely on fat and sugar.
The earliest known recipe for a dish that closely resembles modern hummus dip dates back to 13th-century Egypt. However, the Association of Lebanese Industrialists petitioned the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade for protected status from the European Commission for hummus dip. In their fall 2008 petition argument, the ALI cited hummus dip as a uniquely Lebanese food..
Hummus dip originated in the Middle Eastern and is made out of chickpeas that have been cooked and subsequently mashed. The chickpeas are then blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. Historically, hummus dips have enjoyed a high level of popularity in Turkey, North Africa, and Morocco. Over the past couple of decades, the popularity of hummus dip has spread. It is currently found in almost all American grocery stores where many flavors, such as roasted red pepper hummus and spicy tahini hummus dip, are ubiquitous. However, you do not have to purchase hummus dip pre made. You can actually make hummus dip yourself by following a quick easy recipe.
The ingredients for hummus dip include 2 cups of canned chickpeas or 2 cups of cooked chickpeas, 2 tablespoons of tahini, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, one fourth of a cup of warm water, 1 large head of garlic, the juice of 1 lemon, and one fourth a teaspoon of sea salt.
The first step in making homemade hummus dip is to preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, after which you should cut off the very top of the garlic clove so that the clove tops are exposed slightly. Coat them with a smidge of olive oil and wrap them securely in tin foil. Roast the garlic in your oven for 1 hour, after which you should remove it and allow to cool. Then, squeeze the soft roasted garlic out of each clove with your fingers into the food processor. Rinse and drain the cooked or canned chickpeas, and add them and all other ingredients to your food processor. Blend them they are completely smooth.
The final step in making hummus dip is to scrape the mixture off the sides of the food processor. If it seems like the roasted garlic hummus dip is too thick, you can add a little bit of olive oil to it, but make sure you add it slowly. That way your hummus dip will be smooth and tasty.