Simple Hummus

Does anyone really know how to spell hummus? I’ve been spelling it: hoummus, because that’s sort of like how I say it, but according to spellchecker that’s wrong. Connundrum. I’ve been wanting to make hummus for absolutely ages, as I’m fairly addicted to it, but I thought it would be really awkward to post on my blog if I didn’t know how to spell the food in question. However, it did taste lovely, and I think you should all go and make your own, because it tastes so much better than shop bought.

I had mine in a wrap with loads of veggies and Quorn pieces, which was divine, but you can do so much with hummus, even if it’s just dipping carrots and stuff into it as a snack – don’t skimp on the spices either… Chickpeas can taste bland on their own, but it’s so lovely with the paprika and olive oil. Very glad I’ve finally made this!

I’m going to be really busy this week, but I’m going to try and post as much as I can, as I have some fun recipes I want to share with you (vegan hangover cure anyone?) so sorry if I go off the radar for a little while, I’ll be back in full force next week!

Hummus

Hummus

Ingredients

200g of chickpeas

Two tablespoons of lemon juice

Two garlic cloves

One teaspoon of cumin

A pinch of salt

4 tablespoons of water

One tablespoon of olive oil

One teaspoon of paprika

Method

  1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Put all the ingredients except the oil and paprika into a blender, and whizz to a creamy purée.
  2. Add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt to taste. Turn into a bowl, and make smooth with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with oil and paprika, then serve with pitta breads.

Makes a big bowlful

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9 thoughts on “Simple Hummus

  1. Hummus is my ultimate, guilt free snacktime food. Never thought to add paprika and cumin, or leave out the (expensive) tahini paste. I’ve also had some variations with honey that add a sweet after taste to the semi salty spread. Gonna go make this.. right now!

  2. You got it right, HUMMUS. It’s so funny that you posted this today because I ran late at work and picked up some Persian food for dinner. The place I get my Shwarma from makes THE BEST HUMMUS EVER! I was wondering what their recipe is but haven’t had the guts to ask for it. Now I’ll just make yours! Thanks!

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