2. Baking Soda
Do you want to know the secret ingredient for making the creamiest hummus you’ve ever tasted? Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your recipe for a smooth consistency that makes you hummus an excellent dip.
Anyone who makes hummus understands that the recipe comes out chunky from time to time. Improve the consistency of the hummus using baking soda. When you soak your chickpeas, add the baking soda to the water to act as a leavening agent.
The addition of baking soda to the water changes the environment from acidic to neutral, allowing for the natural separation of the peas from their shells. Adding baking soda to the water increases the solubility of the chickpeas, allowing for faster cooking time.
Any brand of baking soda will do the trick, but it’s critical that you leave the peas in the water overnight to allow the water to penetrate the shells.