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Simple Hummus Recipe

Makes: approx. 500g

Prep time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 400g canned or cooked chickpeas
  • 2tbsp tahini
  • ½ squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Salt

Method

  1. Place the chickpeas, the tahini, the garlic, the cumin, the salt and the squeezed lemon juice in a kitchen processor.
  2. Add 1-2 ice cubes to make hummus smoother.
  3. Blend for 4-5 minutes (or more) until smooth and creamy, adding some water from cooked chickpeas (or from a can) during the blending.
  4. Add extra virgin olive oil on top of the hummus once plated.

Tips

  1. Slightly overcooked and warm chickpeas work better for making a creamier hummus.  If using canned chickpeas, simmer them in a pan using the liquid from the can for a few minutes. If using dry chickpeas, then pre-soak them for a few hours (ideally overnight) and then cook them for 40-50 min, until slightly overcooked.
  2. Adding ice-cubes before blending makes hummus creamier and airier.
  3. Keep adding a bit of water from the chickpeas if hummus consistency is too thick.

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