Hummus is one of my all time favorite foods. I love trying new flavors from the store, but I have also wanted to master making it myself at home. I failed so many times...
I got a pressure cooker!! Now, every batch of hummus I make is store-quality and smooth as can be. But sometimes, I don't even want to wait the 30 minutes for my dry beans to cook, then cool and blend.
I know, how impatient can one person be right?!
But I always say, if there's a will, there's a way! And I found a way to make fresh hummus from scratch in 10 minutes.
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup red lentils
1 1/2 to 2 cups water (depending on how thin or thick you like your hummus)
tahini to taste (I just drizzle it in until it looks right)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic
Fun toppings like pesto, pine nuts, fresh cracked pepper, or anything else your heart desires.
1. First, rinse your lentils until the water is no longer cloudy. I have underappreciated this step for years, but it truly makes a difference in the quality of your hummus. And besides, that cloudiness comes from who knows what kind of debris!
2. In a small pot, add the lentils, garlic clove, and water then bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn it down to a simmer; then cover with a lid and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the lentils can be easily mashed with a fork.
3. Once cooked, turn off the heat and add the tahini and lemon juice.
4. Now you have three options:
A) mash with a fork until smooth
B)Pour into a blender and blend until smooth
C)Use an immersion blender to blend right in the pot until smooth (this is my favorite option!)
5. Transfer to a serving dish, top with your favorite ingredients and serve! (Now, if you want it to be cold, you will have to wait awhile longer while it chills in the fridge; but who can honestly wait that long?)
Serve with fresh veggies, crackers, or chips.
What is your favorite flavor of hummus?!