Easy Hummus Recipe

I’m on a bit of a health buzz at the moment and trying to watch what I’ve been eating which means my pizza oven is getting a well deserved rest after the long summer. I tend to snack a lot and normally I run to the sweets press for a bar of chocolate or packet of crisps but I’ve turned to making hummus as I find it tastes nicer and isn’t the worst option when eaten in moderation. Check out my easy hummus recipe below.

Hummus can be found ready made in a lot of supermarkets, there has been some press about these products containing a lot more salt content and preservatives. Here is an interesting article on the subject from the Irish Times.

I’ve made hummus for a long time now, it’s a really easy snack to make and contains only a few basic ingredients and the hardest task is turning on the food processor. It’s also great for when I have guests over, served with some crisps and side dip of hummus and some home made guacamole goes down a real treat. It lasts for a few days in the fridge as well and goes really well with carrot, celery or cucumber sticks too.

The first  few times I made hummus, I didn’t really measure out the ingredients, I just through in a tin of chickpeas and then adjusted the tahini paste, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice to suit until I had the right consistency. As I did it more, I found that the recipe below works quite well. If you find that your mix is a bit wet, then add a bit more chickpea, if it’s too dry, add a little water slowly and continue blending.

Ingredients

  • 1 x Tin of Chickpeas
  • 2.5 x Tablespoons of Tahini Paste – You can purchase this in most Asian Supermarkets
  • 3 x Cloves of Garlic chopped finely
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 2 x Tablespoons of Olive oil

Method

  1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse under cold water, set aside to let the excess drain off
  2. Add the chickpeas, tahini paste, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt into a blender and blend until you reach the desired consistency
  3. Serve with celery, carrot or cucumber sticks or as a dip for pita bread or crisps
  4. Enjoy!



ingredients

Ingredients – tahini chickpeas, olive oil, salt, garlic and cumin

rinse-chickpeas

Rinse the chickpeas under water

chopped-garlic

Chop up garlic finely



smooth-consistency

Smooth consistency

correct-consistency

Check for consistency

blending

Blend all the ingredients



hummus in a bowl

Serve with carrot, celery or cucumber sticks or with pitta bread or crisps

 

Have you tried this recipe or do you have any suggestions or tips to improve it? Please leave a comment