Sunday, 24 January 2016

Hummus.

Sunday, 24 January 2016




Hummus.. I adore it. 
I could happily eat bowlfuls of it on a daily basis.

Having bought so many different pots of this amazing dip, I thought I would attempt to create it myself and was quite shocked by how easy it actually is.

Once you've mastered the basic recipe, you can get a little creative. 

I like to add olives to my batch of hummus, as it gives a lovely salty taste. If I want it to be a touch sweeter, I'll occasionally add red pepper. This can either be thrown into the mixer or small pieces stirred into the finished batch to add a little crunch.

Ingredients:

1x 400g tin of chick peas, 
4x table spoons of virgin oil, 
4x tablespoons of tahini,
Juice of half a lemon, 
1x clove of chopped garlic.

Optional extras:

Handful of coriander, 
Paprika, 
Olives, 
Red pepper.

Method:

1. Drain the chickpeas from the tin, reserving a little of the water that the chickpeas are contained in. Rinse the chickpeas throughly. I find if i'm rinsing anything, it's easiest to place the item in a sieve and run the water over them.

2. Put the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and chopped garlic into a blender. At this stage, if i'm going to add anything extra then I will, such as olives and coriander.

3. Pulse the mixture until smooth. Using the left over water from the chickpeas tin, add a little at a time until you reach the consistency that you desire.

4. Serve in a dish of your preference. If you're serving this at a party or gathering, you can decorate the mixture with paprika, a few chickpeas, coriander leaves and a dash of olive oil.

If you're already a hummus fan, then you know this delightful creation can be served with pitta strips, a quinoa salad, a halloumi and spinach wrap or just simply on its own. It can pretty much be served with anything.. Happy days!

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32 comments:

  1. Looks delicious!! Love hummus too, I should try the recipe ;)

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  2. Yum!!! I never thought of putting coriander in hummus but I'll try that next time!

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  3. Wow! Great hummus, looks so tasty!!

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  4. Thanks a lot, my dear :D

    Huuum, I have to try this recipe. Seems to be delicious :D

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  6. i haven't had hummus in ages and this looks so good! the ingredients and recipe seem simple too so i may try this out later :) being a student means i don't always have the fanciest of ingredients haha

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  7. i never knew hummus was that simple to make! I too could eat tons of it every day and never get sick of it :p
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  8. This looks delicious! Great photos!

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  9. I absolutely love hummus and can't feel bad about eating because it's healthy.

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  10. Hummus is so delicious, love the ones with garlic in it ;D Never tried to make my own though, going to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Hummus is my favourite food ! :)
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  12. This looks so delicious, I LOVE hummus!!!

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  13. Love how I came over from your comment on my latest food post, and the first word I see here is "HUMMUS". Is it a foodie coincidence or fate? HAHAHA!!

    Homemade hummus looking really yummy dear x

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  14. I love hummus, it goes well with kubus or bread here in uae.
    I'm happy you shared how to make, i wonder it before.

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  15. That looks so so tasty! Will have to try it out :)

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  16. I like humus, but never tried to make one before. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  17. I can eat bowlfuls too! Love it and urs look yummmm!!
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  18. Oh, yum! I definitely don't experiment enough with dips, this would be a great recipe to attempt, for sure! :)

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  19. wow that looks yummy. thanks for providing the recipe. it looks easy enough to attempt. but if I screw it up. im gonna just let my cousins make it for me. hehe.

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  20. Looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try the recipe!
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  21. Oh I love hummus so so much ! Looks delicious :)
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  22. Looks so yummy!
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  24. Wow! Looks delicious, nyummy!

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  25. i never add tahini, never knew that we could. Now I know. Thanks for letting me know.
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  26. YUM! That looks so good and healthy. Thanks for sharing :)

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