Basic Hummus Recipe

 

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Some of the tastiest thing in life is usually the simplest thing in life. If you are new to hummus I promise this basic hummus recipe is going to change your life. Before I became a Nutritional Therapist, whenever I started a ‘new diet’ which was probably every months, I would always get off the wagon because I couldn’t find any healthy snack alternative and never because of dinners. You see I always cooked healthy but when it came to snacks I just didn’t know better.

Hummus is a chickpea-based dip which originated from the Middle-Eastern but is now enjoyed across the world. Chickpea is a good protein source, tahini is rich in Iron whereas the lemon juice (vit C) helps adsorb the Iron. Tahini is a sesame paste by the way, for those didn’t know. It is available in most Asian shops. Olive oil is a good source of essential fatty acid. So this hummus is very healthy.

Although, when I came to Ireland I knew nothing about hummus. I remember tasting it for the first time in a party and asking what that was. It tasted nothing I had before. I soon started buying it from the shop.

Few years in when I realized how easy it was to make hummus, I refuse to buy it. Firstly because shop bought ones could have some kind of preservatives which I prefer to avoid. Then because it is so budget-friendly, I usually have most of the ingredients at home anyway except the tahini. But if you buy one tahini jar you could use it several times. Finally the reason why I would not buy hummus is because making my own means I could add my own flavours such as coriander, chili, dried tomatoes and any other flavour I want in that particular day.

I usually crave for savoury snacks more than sweet so it works best for me. Whenever I want to eat something I get a carrot and dip it right into the tub I have in the fridge and I am sorted. So what do you think, are you going to take a chance and make it?

You can watch the recipe video below

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Basic Hummus Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Basic Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Chickpeas
  • 2 table spoon of tahini
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2-3 table spoon of quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 table spoon or more lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and put in the blender. Add tahini, lemon juice, oil, garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Blend till the mixture is fully combined and smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust to your preferance
  4. Scoop into a serving dish.
  5. Drizzle with more olive oil.
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