Easy Hummus Recipe

Try this fresh hummus recipe. On my first attempt of this spread recipe something embarrassing happened...

I added raw soaked chickpeas. I must have thought that because you don’t cook the chickpeas when they come from a can, that you don’t have to cook them when using fresh chickpeas. When doing the taste test I just assumed that this was how hummus was supposed to taste raw, fresh and a little bit bitter. I thought nothing of it. So when the thought came that maybe chickpeas shouldn’t be eaten raw, I researched eating raw chickpeas, and let’s just say  among the fear mongering of eating raw pulses I decided not to test my luck. Lesson learnt, the next time I tried this recipe I cooked the chickpeas first and the outcome was a lot smoother and easier to blend. If this should happen to you I recommend making falafel out of the raw hummus.

Eventually after achieving the desired end result I enjoyed this hummus dip with natural corn chips and carrot and celery sticks. This dip recipe made for a delicious afternoon snack.

I love this recipe as it can be used as a base for plenty of modifications. You can change up the spices or add extra ingredients for a personalised taste.

Hummus recipe ingredients:

Tahini


  • 2 cups of Chickpeas (fresh or canned)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of Tahini
  • 6 tablespoons of fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 glove of Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • ½ cup of liquid
  • Spices: Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Paprika, Curry powder

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Step by step method:

  1. Add your chickpeas into a blender or food processor of your choice (if you are using fresh chickpeas cook them in water for twenty to thirty minutes and then let them cool. Remembering to save the water for later use and then adding them into the mixer).
  2. If your mixer is not as powerful you may have to blend everything together in batches.
  3. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in respectively.
  4. Add the liquid in a little bit at a time and then blend until it has reached your desired consistency. 
  5. Once everything has been blended together you can stir the spices under until you achieved the perfect flavour combination. 
  6. Enjoy your homemade dip recipe.


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