I’ve been making hummus for years, but never found an exact method I was pleased with. Should I cook my own chickpeas? Just use a can? One awesome tip I learned from TikTok (the account was Feel Good Foodie) was to use a couple ice cubes in the food processor or blender. It really gives the best texture!
- One 15-Ounce can chickpeas
- 2-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 tablespoons tahini
- 3 cloves of garlic (if large, use 2)
- Kosher salt
- A pinch of cumin (optional)
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Olive oil, paprika, and parsley for serving (optional)
- Separate the thin outer skins from the chickpeas. It's okay if you miss a few, but the texture will be much better if you remove this. It'll take a good 5 minutes to get every single one. A good tip is to add each peeled chickpea to the blender or food processor AS you peel them, so the peeled and unpeeled ones don't mix.
- Process/blend the chickpeas alone first, until they are grounded to the texture of coarse coffee grinds (it doesn't have to be SO exact though). Scrape down the sides if needed with a spatula.
- Add in the lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, cumin, and ice. You can always start with the lower end of the spectrum, THEN taste and see what it needs.
- Process again for a couple minutes, until your hummus is very smooth. (Make sure sure to taste for salt/lemon - it can make all the difference!)
- Spread onto a plate and serve as desired!
Jeremy is a student at Cornell University double majoring in Spanish and Italian with significant coursework in classes such as nutrition, food science and culinary science. He has years of experience as a home cook, working at a local bakery, and teaching cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma. After starting a TikTok account in March 2020 while quarantined in his childhood home, Jeremy’s presence grew to over 1.5 million followers in the first 6 months. During that time, he was featured in People Magazine, Fox News, BBC Radio, BuzzFeed, Tasty, Spoon University, and USA Today, among other media outlets.