This healthy hummus is gluten-free and dairy-free. Fresh lemon and a bit of savory tahini make it taste JUST LIKE Aladdin's creamy hummus!
Whether you are familiar with the hummus from Aladdin's Eatery or not, you have to try this recipe! Here's the deal. We have been dreaming of being able to replicate Aladdin's hummus. We have tried a couple recipes online and to be honest they weren't even close to the real thing.
So, we bought some hummus from Aladdin's sat down in the kitchen and isolated what flavors we tasted.
Fresh lemon is a must in this recipe. It is what makes Aladdin's hummus so light and fresh tasting!
If you want your hummus to taste like Aladdin's then do not add garlic. There is no garlic in their hummus! NONE!
Looking for another simple appetizer recipe? You should try these Air Fryer Soft Pretzels!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- The fresh lemon makes this hummus so light and refreshing.
- It is a healthy appetizer or game day snack.
- It can be used as a dip for vegetables, pita or chips or even as a salad dressing.
Chickpeas: Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. They are the base for hummus. You will need one can of chickpeas that have been drained and rinsed.
Tahini: This is the classic hummus flavor. You cannot leave this out. It is usually in the ethnic section of the grocery store and it can be a bit pricey. We found it cheaper at a local store called "Indian Grocery."
Lemon: For the best flavor you will want to use fresh lemon juice. This makes Aladdin's hummus taste so fresh!
How to Make Creamy Hummus
Here are some quick instructions. The full recipe with ingredient measurements is below!
Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas.
Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor.
Serve with fresh vegetables, soft pita bread, or pita chips.
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- The bright taste of fresh lemon cannot be replaced with bottled lemon juice.
- If you don't have a high-powered blender you may need to boil the beans first. However, we did not need to do this when using our Vitamix Blender.
- If you are having a hard time getting your hummus to become smooth then you may need to simmer the chickpeas in a little water before adding them to your blender or food processor. Rinse them in cold water until they are completely cool.
- Not all tahini is created equally. Although your hummus is going to be good regardless of your tahini, if you really want to create something special try Bitat Tahini.
Storage: Hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Additions and Substitutions
Chickpeas: You can use dried chickpeas, but give yourself enough time to cook them.
There are so many ways to eat hummus. Many vegetables go great with this hummus such as carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, bell peppers and more! You can also serve chewy pita, crunchy pita chips or flat pretzels chips.
Using a high powered blender like a Vitamix will help. You can also summer the canned chickpeas in water and ½ teaspoon of baking soda for 10 minutes. Rinse the beans thoroughly with cold water before making the hummus.
Aladdin's Restaurant Hummus Copycat Recipe
- 1 15.5 ounces can of garbanzo beans / chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- ½ cup tahini
- 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup water (may need ¼ to ½ cup)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon parprika
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
- Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, water and salt to a high powered blender (Vitamix) or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Keep refrigerated and use in four days.
- Top with optional garnish before serving (paprika, olive oil and parsley).
- Do not replace the fresh lemon juice with bottled lemon juice. It will not be as fresh and tasty.
- If you don't have a high powered blender like a Vitamix and you are having a hard time getting your hummus to become smooth then you may need to simmer the chickpeas in a little water before adding them to your blender or food processor. Rinse them in cold water until they are completely cool.
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