I absolutely love hummus, but I will confess I do usually buy it at the shop, even though I know perfectly well how to make it at home and how easy it is. I’m going to break this habit and start making hummus more often and experiment with different recipes and flavours, but to start me off I decided on a nice plain garlic hummus.
There are so many reasons you should make your own hummus, it’s a lot healthier for a start, most hummus’s you get at the supermarket are full of fat and salt. It’s cheaper, especially if you soak your own chickpeas and you can make a flavour of hummus that is perfect for you!
I love humus because it’s so versatile, you can eat it with crackers, flat bread, chips, vegetable sticks, sandwiches, pita breads, any kind of filled roll really or just by it’s self with a spoon, which is my personal favourite!
serves, quite a lot of people.
780g canned chickpeas
8 small cloves garlic, diced finely
2 Tbsp Oil
4 Tbsp Tahini
Salt and Pepper
Put garlic, oil and tahini in a blender and blend until smooth and lightened in colour.
Rinse chickpeas and add to blended mixture, blending until smooth and totally combined.
Add water 2 Tbsp at a time to thin out the mixture if needed.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Top with olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika or cayenne pepper if you’re feeling particularly fancy.