One of my favorite things to eat is some veggies with a hummus dip. I take some with me to work and then have them as a mid afternoon snack. However, hummus is also great as a spread on crackers or bread with some alfalfa on top. In any case, hummus is super versatile and again, like many of the dishes I’m sharing this summer, very summer proof. It is a great condiment to make for a barbecue, or a light meal on a hot day. Here’s how I make my hummus.
My favorite way of having hummus! Below you will find a recipe that makes you this place, almost fluffy looking version. The secret? Using a bit of yoghurt. But of course the more traditional recipes don’t call for yoghurt but oil and so I am going to walk you through both varieties below.
One of the reasons why I like making hummus so much is because it is cheap to make, it’s is quick and super duper fool proof. It’s one of those things I make when I have no time to cook, but still want to make something. Just chop up some cucumber, carrots, celery sticks, peppers: whatever tickles your fancy. Or just grab a piece of bread and dip it in.
Prep time: 10 minutes. Does not require cooking. This recipe is enough for 6 servings.
- 1 mediumsized can of chickpeas
- 3-5 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1.5 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of liquid from can
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Cajun spices/ chilli powder (optional)
- Food processor
You can replace the oil and liquid with some yoghurt for a creamier version. If your hummus is too dry, just add more yoghurt or olive oil.
Step 1: Drain the chick peas, set aside 1/4 of liquid.
Step 2: Place chickpeas in blender
Step 3: Add the rest of the ingredients. I like adding some cajun mix and/ or chilli powder for a bit of extra kick and flavor.
Step 4: Blend everything together until smooth.
You can play around with the composition as much as you’d like. You can add some sundried tomatoes, other grilled veggies, etc. There are many different recipes out there. Just find a combination that you like and go for it!
How do you make your hummus?