Healthy Homemade Hummus Recipe

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Authorbaidoone
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No mezze platter is complete without hummus. A hearty, tangy dip, that keeps everyone coming back for more. This classic Middle Eastern favorite is great for jazzing up other dishes such as BBQ meat, vegetables, and salads.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

 0.550 lbs. cooked chickpeas (or 0.880 can chickpeas)
 3 cloves garlic, crushed
 1 lemon, juiced
 3 tablespoons tahini
 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus a splash of extra virgin on top to serve
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 1 teaspoon ground cumin, optional

1

If using canned chickpeas, drain and reserve the liquid. Put all the ingredients, except salt, pepper, ground cumin and saved liquid, in a food processor and whiz for about 30 seconds or until smooth.

2

Add a little of the cooking liquid, or water from the tin, to achieve the perfect consistency. The mixture should be creamy, not wet.

3

Season to taste and add ground cumin if you like. For extra flavour you can experiment with different flavours such as dried chilli, jalepeno peppers, extra garlic or ground coriander.

4

To serve, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves or continental parsley or paprika. There are many choices, use the garnishes you like best. Serve with pita crisps.

Ingredients

 0.550 lbs. cooked chickpeas (or 0.880 can chickpeas)
 3 cloves garlic, crushed
 1 lemon, juiced
 3 tablespoons tahini
 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus a splash of extra virgin on top to serve
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 1 teaspoon ground cumin, optional

Directions

1

If using canned chickpeas, drain and reserve the liquid. Put all the ingredients, except salt, pepper, ground cumin and saved liquid, in a food processor and whiz for about 30 seconds or until smooth.

2

Add a little of the cooking liquid, or water from the tin, to achieve the perfect consistency. The mixture should be creamy, not wet.

3

Season to taste and add ground cumin if you like. For extra flavour you can experiment with different flavours such as dried chilli, jalepeno peppers, extra garlic or ground coriander.

4

To serve, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves or continental parsley or paprika. There are many choices, use the garnishes you like best. Serve with pita crisps.

Healthy Homemade Hummus Recipe

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