Personally I am a huge lover of hummus and have always wanted to try making it myself, I experimented with making my own tahini and found it was cheaper and easier to just use the jar of ready made tahini past as it contains the right amount of sesame seeds that’s needed. Not everyone is a big fan of olive oil, so I do understand if you want to run looking at this recipe, but please stay, you’ll love it I promise. Once I tried this recipe I refused to buy it again because It is so simple, easy and quick not to mention amazing.
Before when I used to buy hummus I found it was very high in fat and saturates where as this recipe actually contains unsaturated fat! With this hummus recipe I like to enjoy it with: Carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber sticks, cut up whole wheat pitta breads, Dorito style crisps, a few olives and sun dried tomatoes served on the side, it makes a great go-to snack or a light lunch.
Chickpeas (¾ Tin) Olive oil (2 tbsp) Paprika (½ tsp) Cumin (½ tsp) Tahini (1 tbsp) Salt and pepper (½ tsp) Cold water (3 tbsp) Lemon juice (2 tbsp) Garlic (1 clove)
- Drain your tinned chickpeas into the sink, and add to your food processor or blender.
- Mince your garlic or finely chop, add to the chickpeas, pour in your olive oil, fresh lemon juice and cold water and blend on a high speed for 1 minute.
- After one minute, take off the lid, add in your tahini, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin. If the mixture does not blend well after this, add in more water and a little more oil to make the mixture smoother.
- Once your mixture is at your preferred desired texture, give it a taste, add more salt and pepper if you need or serve in a bowl/dish with your favourite hummus a compliments.