Monday, 7 May 2012

Delicious Homemade Hummus

After you've made homemade hummus once - you'll never go back to the store-bought variety.  This takes, literally, 5 minutes (or less) to make.  It's also WAY tastier than the ones you pay for at the store as well as being a fraction of the cost to make.


1 can of chickpeas (or cooked dried ones - but canned is easier), drained and rinsed
1/4 cup Tahini  (this is readily found at the supermarket but I recently found it at the Bulk Barn for much cheaper)
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Cloves of garlic (or approx 1 tsp of Jar Garlic)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2-3 Tbsp hot water.

Put everything but the salt, pepper and water into a food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Add salt and pepper and 2-3 tbsp hot water (to thin mixture slightly) mix until smooth.

This recipe leaves plenty of room to be modified.  I haven't done any modifiers yet (as I LOVE this version) but I'm sure that adding different herbs/spices would be fabulous.  I'm thinking some sambal oelek or chipotle for a zing.  Roasted red peppers.  Roasted onions/garlic.  Man, the possibilities are endless....

Nutrition per 1 tbsp (approx)

33Cal | 2g Fat | 3g Carbs (1g fiber, 1g sugar) | 1g Protein

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