Israeli-Style Extra-Smooth Hummus

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  • 1/2 pound dried chickpeas (1 generous cup; 225g; see note)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda (divided)
  • kosher salt
  • 1 small onion (split in half)
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups sauce (Tahini, With Garlic and Lemon)
  • extra virgin olive oil (for serving)
  • paprika
  • chickpeas
  • fresh parsley leaves
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium42% DV1000mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein22% DV11g
    Carbs14% DV41g
    Fiber44% DV11g
    Calories280Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber11g44%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Soyun Kwon 4 months ago
    Have made it several times and it has always turned out delicious!
    Greetings 4 months ago
    Great experience first time making hummus. I didn’t add salt throughout. I followed the tahini recipe and used dried chickpeas. They ended up soaking for 13ish hours, so they didn’t take long to cook, following the visual directions. I am interested in trying different amounts of tahini and adding different spices. It’s great to know the foundation is solid, and I really appreciate how thoroughly explained this recipe is. I am curious about the bright color in the photo and how I can achieve that, maybe going the canned route.
    Jeff Dammeyer 5 months ago
    very good! added some lime juice at the end to brighten up the flavors.
    Karina 6 months ago
    Great tips, leave it to Kenji Lopez Alt to make hummus foolproof
    Stephanie 6 months ago
    2 teaspoons extra oil
    Stephanie Doucette 7 months ago
    OMG. This is the absolute BEST recipe for hummus. Easy to customize for what you may want to add to it. It makes a lot too, which is a huge plus in my household. Absolutely delicious, a must try recipe for anyone who likes hummus.
    Paranjape 9 months ago
    i did modify this recipe a bit. added little cumin powder that made hummus even more yummy!!
    Cristina Penagos 9 months ago
    Delicious! Really tasty! Although I didn’t add parsley
    Francesca G 9 months ago
    Delicious and easy to make
    Easy to make and very tasty
    It was so good, better than I expected
    Álvarez a year ago
    Very good, I love the taste!
    Vanessa W. a year ago
    Very easy, and nice flavor
    Létourneau a year ago
    I love that Mediteraneen taste!!!
    Yu Lia a year ago
    Nope. Too much tahini. Missing something...maybe cumin?! Disappointed.
    Peg Nist a year ago
    It was delicious, I microwaved the chickpeas with whole garlic cloves for 10 minutes before I separated the liquid. It makes the hummus extra creamy.
    Leslie K. a year ago
    My favorite hummus! After making this, I quit buying hummus from the store.
    LauraRowsell 2 years ago
    Delicious! It tastes better than store-bought.
    Miliauskaitė 2 years ago
    absolutely womderful! i added a little more chickpea juice and garlic 👍
    Gaby Winandy 2 years ago
    The taste of tahini was a bit too strong, but apart from that, I think it turned out quite ok :)
    Colleen F. 2 years ago
    Little less salt next time, more lemon.
    Medina 2 years ago
    great first hummus recipe.. once u get this down u can start adding your own flavor to it
    Joshua Will 2 years ago
    The hummus turned out absolutely amazing and I am definitely making this again!
    Inimfon T. 2 years ago
    Had to substitute some things that I didn’t have available but turned out great! 😋
    Sol M. 2 years ago
    Great but my Tahini was a bit too spicy for my taste
    Richie Ajemian 2 years ago
    Just like grandma used to make it!
    Kari Revelstoke 2 years ago
    it's okay with veggies, better with crackers...just not the best hummus I've ever had.
    Bev T 2 years ago
    Awful,bitter.Apparently too much tahini
    Merritt-Brown 2 years ago
    Super easy, super good!
    Chloe Rafer 2 years ago
    Great! Used less lemon