My easy go-to hummus recipe

My easy go-to hummus recipe

Once you’ve made your own hummus you will never look back. Hummus is SO easy to make, providing you have a food processor or blender. It’s also cheaper, fresher, yummier and you can make a larger amount than those tiny 1-2 serving tubs you get in a supermarket. Admittedly, with the exclusion of garlic, this doesn’t use any homegrown vegetables. It is however, an excellent accompaniment to your veggies which is why I decided to share this recipe.

We have hummus year round in our household, though of course I love it the most in summer when I have more vegetables to dip. We still enjoy it with carrots or on toast or rice cakes through the winter too. I am also obsessed with spreading it on toast or a rice cake with a good layer of my carrot top chimichurri on top too.

This recipe makes quite a large batch, but I find it freezes completely fine. We usually keep half in the fridge and freeze half for later but you can of course freeze it in smaller servings too (and I won’t judge you if it doesn’t even make it to the freezer!). I’ve found that since I started making our own hummus, we do have a tendency to eat far more of it. Be warned.

Ingredients

250g dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, cooked and drained (or use 2 tins)

125g tahini (I like this one)

50g olive oil

3 tbsp/ 45ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

12g garlic (3-4 cloves)

1 tsp ground cumin

¾ tsp fine sea salt

½ – 1 cup water (120-240ml)

Method

  1. Add the lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and garlic to a food processor and blitz until combined. Don’t worry too much if the garlic is still lumpy at this stage.
  2. Add the chickpeas and half a cup (120ml) of water and blitz. Depending on how well cooked your chickpeas were, you may need to add more water. Slowly add the remaining half a cup of water if needed whilst continuing to blend until you reach your desired consistency. Tinned chickpeas will be less likely to need extra water than ones you’ve cooked yourself.
  3. Add the cumin and salt and blitz for a further 10 seconds or so.
  4. Grab a spoon and enjoy!


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