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Add Greek Yogurt To Store-Bought Hummus To Make It Incredibly Smooth

smooth hummus with pita chips
smooth hummus with pita chips - Elena Veselova/Shutterstock

Hummus, the beloved Middle Eastern dip, is a staple in households around the globe due to its versatility. While it's undoubtedly convenient, there are a few ingredients that will seriously upgrade store-bought hummus. Greek yogurt is one simple yet transformative element that can take premade hummus to the next level. This culinary combination enhances hummus' lush character and imparts a delightful tang.

The beauty of incorporating Greek yogurt into store-bought hummus lies in its ability to make the iconic dip oh-so-smooth. Hummus enthusiasts often appreciate the traditional graininess of the chickpeas, but introducing Greek yogurt adds a luxurious creaminess that creates a velvety, mouthwatering experience. Even a couple of scoops of Greek yogurt can make a noticeable difference, transforming the hummus into a velvety masterpiece.

The ratio of Greek yogurt to hummus generally depends on personal preference, but a good starting point is about two to three scoops per standard container of store-bought hummus. This quantity strikes a balance, allowing the yogurt to enrich the palate without overpowering the hummus' flavor. Experimentation is key to finding what you love. For instance, some may prefer a buttery, zesty hummus and add more yogurt, whereas others may opt for a milder piquancy.

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Greek Yogurt Adds Smoothness And Zip To Hummus

bowl of Greek yogurt with wooden spoon
bowl of Greek yogurt with wooden spoon - Oksana Mizina/Shutterstock

Depending on individual dietary preferences, full-fat or nonfat Greek yogurt can enhance store-bought hummus. Full-fat Greek yogurt adds a rich, robust dimension to hummus. However, nonfat Greek yogurt offers a lighter alternative without sacrificing the texture's authenticity. Either option guarantees a pleasant protein boost in each bite.

For those who prefer homemade hummus, incorporating Greek yogurt from the beginning ensures seamless integration. When preparing homemade hummus, add the desired amount of Greek yogurt to the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil before blending. This method guarantees a homogenous mixture that boasts a luscious, silky consistency. Just be sure to avoid some of the most common mistakes everyone makes with homemade hummus, including not infusing enough olive oil or using the wrong garbanzo beans.

Plus, there are a handful of tried-and-true tips for making hummus with Greek yogurt from scratch. For best results, it's wise to choose high-quality Greek yogurt. Though classic hummus ingredients are essential, feel free to explore additional seasonings such as cumin, paprika, crushed olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs.

Read the original article on Mashed.