If I had to choose one food that I could only eat for the rest of my life, it would be hummus. I LOVE hummus. I love hummus so much that I genuinely think ‘You Don’t Want to Mess With The Zohan’ is a great movie, as Zohan shares my passion in it.
It is cheap to buy store bought hummus and can be a quick and healthy snack, but as always, making it yourself is so worth the effort.
You can customise this recipe any way you want, I rarely make it the same way twice, but I always use this one as a base.
The cayenne pepper is optional but if you choose to omit it, you’re a crazy fool.
You’ll need a food processor for this. You’ll also need tahini, a sesame seed paste which supplies whole food fat and so, sadly at the expense of a little taste, I omit olive oil. Tahini is available at all supermarkets over the World now, usually in the health food section. Don’t worry, tahini stores in the fridge for months and trust me, you will make this a lot….
Makes about 5 small servings or 2 or 3 meals
Nutritional Information (if serving 4)
- Calories = 149
- Protein = 5g
- Fat = 7.3g
- Saturated fat = 0.9g
- Carbohydrate =9.25g
- Cholesterol = 0g
- 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Small bit of cayenne pepper
- Start by adding the chickpeas and garlic clove to the food processor. Give them about 1 minute in the processor
- Add the lemon juice, tahini, salt and about ¼ cup of water. Be careful here, you don’t want to add to much and end up with a chickpea drink so maybe add in small quantities. Mix for at least 2 minutes
- Assess the texture and thickness. If it needs a tiny bit more water to loosen it, go ahead
- To serve, pour into a bowl, drizzle olive oil over the top (or omit if you want to keep it 100% oil free) and add a pinch of cayenne. Or Smoked Paprika if you are a weakling. Eat with chopped raw veg, good bread, crackers or add it to kebabs/sandwiches
- Get it into ya!!