Hummus

Hummus Recipe (1)

By far and away my favourite food to eat, for lunch at least, is hummus. It is such a versatile food which can be used both as a filling or as a dip, and flavoured with no end of different spices and herbs. This hummus recipe may contain rather a lot of olive oil, but it’s still a great healthy snack and a fantastic way of taking on protein.

A food processor is required to easily make hummus, but beyond that it is ridiculously simple and worth-while making. This particular batch of chickpea goodness will be flavoured with cumin, chilli and a small amount of coriander. However, you can include whatever ingredients you like, or, indeed, none at all. In addition to this, one can make a large batch of hummus in around 5 minutes, this will last in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Hummus

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tin of chickpeas, 410g
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1tsp cumin (optional)
  • 2 fresh chillies (optional)
  • small handful of coriander (optional)
Method:
  1. Simply blend together all of the ingredients, taking care not to utterly destroy the texture of the chickpeas. One may add a little more oil if the hummus is not quite the right texture.

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Cost: This large bowl of hummus which is probably enough to feed 3-4 people will cost around £1.30 to make. This can be drastically reduced if you make “plain ol’ hummus” and remove the optional extras.

21 thoughts on “Hummus

      1. Rex

        I make a lot of houmous myself. I use a “stick blender” to get the job done. It’s small, inexpensive, easy to clean up.

        Give it a look at Amazon. Search for “stick blender”.

  1. Janice

    I have to say it’s a long time since I made houmous. I think it is even better if you soak and cook your own chickpeas.. Still it yours looks nice and fresh.

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  3. Alice Ennals Sumner

    Chickpeas and other beans are brilliant for the health of your bowel and colon.

    Flatulence when eating high-fibre foods can be a sign that you’re low on enzymes in your gut. Eating hummus with raw vegetables will help (because the enzymes in raw vegetables have not been denatured by cooking), especially if you dress them with cider vinegar or lemon juice.

  4. narf77

    Hummus…just what we need now that summer is really starting to kick in here in Tasmania. Cheers for reminding me that hummus can be a staple food much like bread, wine and cheese…I gave up the bread, the wine and the cheese but hummus is still in my repertoire ;)

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