I love eating fresh hummus (or houmous) and so do my kids!
It’s a great way to gobble up a whole lot of raw vegetables.
It’s easy to make, there’s no cooking involved, I just have to whiz everything up in a food processor.
You don’t have to make it with tahini. Most times I use 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt.
I always like to throw in different ingredients, like a few pieces of sundried tomatoes, or grilled eggplant, or sautéed onions, or chives, coriander or parsley leaves.
My Favourite Hummus Recipe
400g can of chickpeas
1 tablespoon tahini (or 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt)
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Put everything in a good food processor and whiz it all up till well combined! If the mixture is too chunky, add a bit more yoghurt or lemon juice or water – whatever your tastes prefer.
Optional – Sprinkle paprika or dukkah over the top (my favourite dukkah recipe here).