EASY CREAMY HUMMUS

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Use it as a spread, a dip for some crudités or an accompaniment for some lamb kebabs or falafel.  The possibilities and flavour combinations for Hummus are endless – once you have the basic recipe down.

I find that Hummus is always a big hit at parties or family gatherings, so make your own and impress your guests.

This recipe requires absolutely no cooking and takes roughly five minutes to prepare,  so you’ll be laughing all the way to the table!

All you need is a basic food processor or blender for this one.

Tahini (pulped sesame seeds) is the only unusual ingredient in this recipe, and it’s available in most Asian or health food shops.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of tahini paste (available in Asian and health food shops)
  • 1 can/400g of drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 a single clove garlic (available in LIDL) or 2 regular garlic cloves
  • The juice of a full lemon
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Method:

  1. Roughly chop up the garlic and add all the ingredients to your blender or food processor.
  2. Blitz everything until you have a creamy consistency… and then taste. Tasting is key for this recipe. Sometimes, if you find the garlic too overpowering – then a add a little extra salt or lemon juice.

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Serving suggestions and ideas:

  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
  • Add some whole or halved chickpeas to the recipe for a nice chunky hummus.
  • Sprinkle a little paprika on top for a glorious presentation.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of paprika, cumin or coriander to the recipe for variety on flavours.

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