Today I want to share a quick and easy recipe for homemade hummus with you. I’m sure all of you know the feeling of wanting to snack something really quick, but not feeling like spending hours in the kitchen for preparation. And of course, as we try to eat healthy, potato crisps and chocolate are not what we want to go for every time.
I love hummus, it’s healthy and delicious, and it makes sense to prepare some yourself instead of buying it at the grocery store because it’s more natural, without any preservatives, and actually much cheaper. Win-win, I would say! So here’s what you need:
- a can of chick peas or garbanzo beans (they are the same thing)
- a squeeze of lemon
- about 2 tablespoons of Tahini
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of cumin
- 1-2 tablespoons of yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
- fresh pepper
- dried chilli flakes
- a strong blender
Basically, you just have to put everything in your blender (if you are lucky, you own a Vitamix that can chop up anything and everything, something that’s on top of my kitchen wishlist) and mix it. Use some of the liquid the chickpeas are in so that your hummus doesn’t get too sticky and stiff, especially after one or two days in the fridge.
You can customize your hummus as you like, using more or less lemon juice, garlic, cumin or tahini. Just blend your ingredients, taste, then adjust. I like it a little spicy, so I added a bit of freshly ground black pepper and chili flakes. You could also add parsley, for example. And you don’t have to put yoghurt in your hummus, I just did because it makes the hummus more fresh and creamy.
Now, you can enjoy your hummus as a dip for crackers or naan, or as a bread spread. I love black bread, especially with nuts, seeds or carrots in it. I will share an easy and delicious recipe for homemade nut bread with you next week!
C u soon,