In this post I am going to give you some of my Hummus Recipes. Hummus is really yummy, pretty darn healthy and fun to make. It’s also an excellent source of vegetarian protein. It’s excellent served with bread, veggies for dipping or as a spread to add taste to a burger or sandwich…. Basically it can be put wherever you feel it should be.
Hummus is Arabic for chickpea so you may occasionally see this called hummus with tahini or hummus with tahina.
Basic Healthy Hummus Recipe.
This is my basic health conscious recipe. I think it’s really nice as is and often just eat it right off the spoon!
Ingredients – Makes 2 cups.
- 2x cups of soaked and boiled chickpeas or 1 large can, drained.
- 2 cloves of garlic peeled
- 1 tablespoon of tahini (crushed seasame seed paste, available from most stores)
- Juice of 2 small key limes or 1 medium lemon
- Tablespoon Olive Oil (veggie oil works ok too)
- Salt to taste
Simple throw all the ingredients into a blender minus the salt. Blend until smooth adding a tiny amount of water if needed. Taste and add salt accordingly. I often add no salt. If health is no problem then add more oil.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Basic recipe as above but add this to the blender.
1x large red pepper cut in half and then roasted on a pan with a little oil until skin is peeling. Make slightly burned on both sides before adding to the blender.
Other roasted veggies can be added, as well as more garlic, more lemon and a variety of spices. Cajun or chilli powder work really well. People often also add turmeric which is thought o be good for preventing Alzheimer disease! If you are feeling adventurous you can replace the chickpeas with other beans and pulses. Lentils work great.
Please let me know how you get on making these recipes and if you need any tips.