Hummus has to be the best dip ever created. I’m fairly sure you can blob it on anything and it will instantly taste better. Well, almost anything! Maybe not chocolate…
The good thing is, it only contains a healthy few ingredients, and can be knocked up in a matter of minutes. Once you’ve made it yourself, there really is no going back. It makes such a larger amount than you get in those tiny supermarket tubs, and keeps in the fridge for a few days, handy for snacks or adding to your lunch box.
Chickpeas are the star of the show…
With just a few other ingredients and blender, you can whizz up your own bowl of Middle Eastern bliss in no time:
– Tin of chick peas
– 1 lemon (juice and rind)
– 1 tbsp of Tahini
– 1 clove of garlic
– Several large glugs of olive oil
– 1 tsp of cumin
– Salt and pepper to taste
– A pinch of paprika
Half drain the tin of chick peas, leaving a little liquid in still. Add this to the blender, along with the garlic clove, the juice of the lemon, tahini, olive oil and cumin. Blitz until smooth, and then stir in the lemon zest to make it lovely and lemony!
Pour into a bowl, and sprinkle over a dusting of paprika and another little drizzle of olive oil. Simple as that- ready to serve!
This is a great one for when you have guests over, as it is always a bit more impressive making your own. You don’t have to tell them how easy it is! I often just serve it with crisps and crudités when I have friends around for drinks.
It’s a really easy one to add your own twist to as well by adding other vegetables like roasted beetroot or peppers. Why not get experimental!