Tammy's Easy Homemade Hummus
A simple homemade hummus that's 100% from scratch! This hummus is thick, smooth and creamy, with toasted sesame and garlic flavors
about 6 cups of hummus
16 ounces dried garbanzo beans/chick peas OR 4 cans (15-ounce cans)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2-4 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt or more, to taste
1. Cook garbanzo beans according to package instructions.* When beans are very tender, remove from heat and drain.
2. Heat a heavy (like cast iron) or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Toss the sesame seeds into the heated pan and cook and stir for a couple minutes, until lightly browned. (Don't get them too dark, or they will taste burnt.) Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. In a food processor (or blender), blend the toasted sesame seeds with the garlic and a tablespoon or so of the oil, until smooth. (This might take a couple minutes.) Add more of the oil and some of the cooked garbanzo beans and blend until smooth.
If you have a big food processor or a good blender, you may be able to blend everything at once (in that case, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth!).
If you have a smaller food processor, blend the beans in 2 batches, saving some of the oil for the second batch, and stirring every minute or two as needed. Then, stir everything together in a bowl.
Toasted sesame seeds
*My favorite way is to place the dried beans into a slow cooker with about 10-12 cups of water. Cook on LOW 8 hours or overnight. The beans get very tender this way!
Another bean-cooking option is to cook them in a large stock pot with plenty of water. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, turn heat to LOW and allow pan to cook overnight.
This hummus is my favorite! I use the crock pot to cook the beans, which really isn't much bother/work, since I just throw them in with some water and let them cook overnight.
The next day I drain the beans and I'm ready to toast some sesame seeds and blend up the hummus!
The toasted sesame seeds blended with olive oil is a good substitute for buying jarred tahini, which I basically never use. I always have sesame seeds on hand and they are delicious in this hummus!
The hummus in these pictures is more smooth/creamy than it looks, although I didn't get to blend it quite as long as I wanted because my food processor locked up (or broke?) while I was making it, and my blender is on it's last leg as well. My beans were very tender, though, so even thought the hummus looks a little chunky, it didn't taste chunky! :)
Joshua likes to add some hot sauce to this hummus! :)