Recipe: Simple hummus


I am a big fan of hummus. It’s something I eat nearly every day for lunch, so I’ve come to know which flavours I like and which ones I don’t, although I have never made my own from scratch, so I thought I’d finally give it a go. I went with a simple recipe to start and I’m thinking I might move on to more extravagent flavours once I’ve mastered the basics, so here it is for you to try.

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  • 200g canned chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Start by draining the chickpeas and rinsing them.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until you get a creamy puree. I like my hummus slightly chunky so I didn’t process the mixture for more than 90 seconds. Choose whatever consistency you prefer.
  3. I serve mine spread over a sesame seed cracker. It should keep in the fridge for about 5 days.

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