Best Hummus Tips
Does hummus have tahini in it?
Traditional hummus recipes, like this one, typically have tahini in it. Typically found in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes, tahini is a rich, nutty condiment made from ground sesame seeds. It has a similar texture to natural peanut butter. Thin it out to make tahini dressing
or try stirring it into your next batch of brownies. Or if you want to try something new, check out this authentic halva recipe
that puts tahini to work.
How do you thicken hummus?
Our best hummus recipe has a great thickness to it, but if you find the texture is too thin, an easy fix is to pop it into the fridge to set. It's the perfect make-ahead appetizer
to have on hand. If the hummus is still not as thick as you like, blend in more chickpeas or tahini.
What can you put in hummus to make it taste better?
While hummus tastes great on its own, there are infinite combinations of toppings you can add to hummus to switch up the texture and flavor. We adore seasoned toasted chickpeas, a drizzle of olive oil, toasted sesame seeds and a sprinkle of sumac. Don't hesitate to add fruit, too. Juicy pomegranate-topped hummus
is a welcome surprise. You can also change up the main ingredients. Our Test Kitchen has tested dozens of hummus recipes
with flavors that range from pumpkin to avocado to beetroot.
How long does homemade hummus last?
Homemade hummus typically lasts for about a week in the fridge. Cover and store in an airtight container for best results. — James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor