Few dips are more delectable or versatile than a simple, delicious hummus dip. The hearty foundation of protein-rich chickpeas and flavorful seasonings makes a fantastically filling snack, light lunch, or ideal dip for any of your favorite veggies. When learning how to make the perfect hummus, look no further than this easy, delicious recipe from the hottest new Mediterranean recipe in NYC!
Always available to bring trusted, mouthwatering vegan options inspired by cultures all over the globe, City Roots Hospitality is proud to present Anixi, the newest restaurant, to our family. Conveniently located in Chelsea, Anixi presents a new take on your favorite Mediterranean classics, bringing them to life on our fresh, fully-inclusive menu.
Anixi’s menu takes full advantage of all the rich flavors of the Mediterranean coast, with freshly baked bread, hearty salads, hot and cold mezze, and so much more. To sample the flavors of Greece, Turkey, Syria, or Lebanon, simply come down to our Chelsea location or place an order for pickup or to-go.
Anixi’s Unforgettable Hummus
When it comes to making the perfect hummus, it all comes down to one thing: mastering the ratio.
Though ingredients and seasonings occasionally vary, at its core, hummus is a simple dip. It’s that simplicity that is part of what makes it so coveted all across the globe! Rather than trying to overcomplicate what makes this dish beloved, the perfect hummus needs to find the ideal ratio of protein and flavor.
Anixi finds that balance and perfects it!
Our gluten-free hummus masabacha starts with a base of chickpea puree, but it doesn’t stop there. A handful of stewed chickpeas add a boost of filling protein and texture, maintaining the integrity of the dish while still adding a touch of something special.
Though tahini can be an overpowering flavor, our chefs are exacting with their measurements, enhancing the beans’ natural flavor without overwhelming the senses. A handful of fresh parsley and pine nuts tie the dish together, creating a colorful display and earthy touch you won’t soon forget!
Still curious? Consider ordering this dish alongside any of our other stunning dips as part of our three or five-dip mezze platters.
Perfect Homemade Hummus
After sampling the flavor for yourself, break out your food processor and get ready to showcase your own creativity!
We keep it simple with this easy recipe, but you don’t have to keep it this way. Once you’ve perfected the foundational steps, feel free to experiment. A handful of olives, a splash of lemon juice, or a sprinkling of red pepper flakes are all great ways to add some variety to your new-favorite dip without branching too far from the cultural roots that make it so special.
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove of fresh garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of tahini
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Drizzle sesame oil (to taste)
- Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor, reserving just a pinch of parsley to reserve as garnish, and pulse until blended. From here, sample your dip. Adjust the seasonings as necessary to achieve the perfect flavor.
- As you adjust the ingredients, remember that patience is key. Add the ingredients in small measurements, stirring or blending thoroughly as you go.
- Once you’re happy with your flavor, it’s time to serve! Top the dip with any other ingredients you may want, including a handful of chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and subtle flavor.
Toasted Pita Chips
Though this healthy dip is fantastic with fresh veggies, there’s something especially indulgent about the sensation of dipping steaming, crisp pita chips into the slightly cool dip.
To make the most of your hummus, follow the easy instructions here to make your very own toasted pita chips.
Start by cutting your fresh pita into bite-sized triangles. Warm a generous drizzle of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat, and toss the triangular pita into the pan until they are lightly covered. Allow them to rest, toasting to a golden crisp. Toss the pan occasionally to ensure that all your chips toast evenly.
These pita chips are best served hot, but when prepared in advance, they are a perfect part of easy meal prep.
Delectable Meals at Anixi
Anixi takes pride in opening new doors to vegan diners all across the city, showcasing exactly how many broad cultures a cruelty-free diet can present! Never again feel the need to settle for bland, uninspired salads. Instead, indulge in the very best kosher-certified, vegan Mediterranean in NYC!