How to Make Fresh Hummus Using Dried Garbanzo Beans
Servings Prep Time
6 to 8 20Minutes
Cook Time
45Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 to 8 20Minutes
Cook Time
45Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
Cooking the Garbanzo Beans
  1. If you are not familiar with how to cook dried garbanzo beans, follow the directions below. If you are skip down to the hummus recipe.
  2. Dried beans need to be soaked before they can be cooked. The easiest way is to soak them overnight. If this is the first time you are making this fresh hummus recipe, start with about 1/2 pound of dried garbanzo beans, and cover them with room temperature water. You should have about triple the amount of water as beans in the bowl or pot. Leave overnight.
  3. In the morning, the beans will have doubled in size from soaking up the water. Drain the water from the beans, and they will be ready for cooking.
  4. The next step is to cook the garbanzo beans. Place the garbanzo beans in your stock pot, then cover with enough fresh water to be about double the amount of beans. Then bring to a boil, and simmer. When the beans are done, they will be slightly crispy on the surface and soft in the middle. This can take from 20 minutes to 40 minutes depending on the length of time you soaked the garbanzo beans, and where you are located. When the garbanzo beans are cooked, drain them completely.
  5. Now you are ready to make fresh hummus.
Assembling Your Fresh Hummus
  1. This is the best part of the fresh hummus recipe, and the one that children can participate in.
  2. Throw all of the cooked garbanzo beans into the Cuisinart food processor.
  3. Puree the garbanzo beans. How much you puree the beans is your choice. If you like chunkier hummus, puree for less time, smoother, puree for more time.
  4. Add enough olive oil to the pureed garbanzo bean to make the texture of the hummus smooth. Combine into the pureed garbanzo beans with the Cuisinart.
  5. Add fresh garlic cloves to taste. If this is a recipe for kids to eat, then you may want to hold back on how much fresh garlic you put in. I use a lot of garlic. Before you add the garlic, peel the dried shell or peel off the garlic clove, then just toss it in the Cuisinart and puree away.
  6. At this point, anything you add will change the flavor and texture of the fresh hummus. Add what you like to taste, then the fresh hummus is ready to eat. You can have the kids help you taste it as you make it to see what flavors they like the best. Anything you add can just be added to the mixture in the Cuisinart until you get it right.

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