I’ve really been enjoying making houmous (hummus) these past few weeks – so simple, really easy to customise, and tastes soo much better than shop-bought! I’ll leave you with the basic recipe. (You’ll need a food processor for this one.)
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 4 tbsp tahini paste
- Juice of 1 lemon plus the zest of 1/2 lemon (lemon zest optional – I find it to be too bitter, but my sisters loved it)
- 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
- olive oil (about 100ml)
- salt to season
(Makes one large bowl)
- Blend together the chickpeas, tahini paste, lemon juice and salt in a food processor until as smooth as you can get it.
- Slowly, while the food processor is still on, drizzle in the olive oil until it reaches hummus consistency. If you need more, add more (or a few tablespoons of ice-cold water), or hold back if you think you don’t need it all.
- Check for seasoning again.
Once you’ve got your basics down, go wild with your flavours! I made a batch with chilli pesto and it was absolutely delicious 🙂 Enjoy