I almost didn’t post this as my first ‘recipe’ as it’s so easy to make! But then I suppose I really want to share with you how eating healthy can be so easy, cost-effective, delicious and quick!!
Homemade hummus is something I have in my fridge all the time! I have a few little rules that I try not to break and one of them is that I don’t eat butter at home so hummus is one of my ‘butter’ alternatives. Chickpeas are high in fibre and protein so hummus is the perfect healthy switch.
It literally takes 2 minutes to make and is far tastier than shop bought hummus (and a LOT more cost effective!)
So here goes, for the basic Hummus base
You will need:
240g of cooked chickpeas
½ cup of water
3 tbsp. tahini
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 large garlic clove
Squeeze of half a lemon
Pinch of Paprika
1 tsp. ground cumin
Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Combine all the ingredients into a food processor preserving the salt and pepper and leaves. Blend and check consistency. Add more water or oil if necessary. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle with olive oil and add a topping of your choice (see below)
*I like to add chilli flakes on top for a bit of a kick
*You can add a multitude of toppings, such as: caramelised onion, pesto, roasted aubergine (eggplant), olives and capers, fresh fennel and celery, fresh chives, roasted carrot, fresh herbs…the list goes on!
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Please get in touch if you want to ask any further questions