Hummus is definitely one of my “go to” lunches when I don’t know what else to have at work. It goes well with oat cakes, salad or some nice wholemeal bread and is cheap as chips to make.
And, its effortlessly vegan! ♥
(Other brands of chickpeas are available…but these ones just to happen to cost under 3 quid for 12 cans at my local Asian grocers!)
I like my hummus super smooth, with a whipped texture and a smoky flavour. Technically I don’t whip my hummus, it’s more blended if you’re being pedantic. After a bit of tweaking and experimenting, the below is my final recipe.
And, if like like me, chickpeas give you crippling stomach pain – you can always replace them with a white bean, like cannellini, or pinto.
- 5 x cups of tinned chickpeas
- 3 x tablespoons of juice from the chickpeas
- 1 x tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 x tablespoon tahini (light rather than dark)
- 1 x teaspoon salt
- 1 x teaspoon black pepper
- 1 x teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 x teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ x teaspoon chilli flakes
- 2 x teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 x teaspoon garlic powder (fresh minced is fine but prone to clumping)
- 1 x tablespoon olive oil
- Drain the chickpeas but keep aside at least 3 tablespoons of the “juice”.
- Throw into a food processor and whiz up until coarsely blended.
- Throw in the salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, chilli, paprika and garlic powder. Whiz until mixed.
- Add the lemon juice and tahini. Whiz some more. You will probably find at this stage that you need to use a spatula to smooch any escapee hummus back down the side of the food processor.
- Whilst whizzing, add the chickpea juice one tablespoon at a time. The hummus should be thin enough to be blended thoroughly without building up at the sides of the food processor, but thick enough to allow it to be spread like a paste. You might need more or less chickpea juice depending on how thick you like your hummus.
- Whiz for a good few minutes until the hummus is completely smooth and with a “whipped” texture.
(Recipe makes this much hummus ^^)
Enjoy on a cracker, oatcake or a nice slice of homemade, wholemeal toast.
Tasty and a good source of iron and protein!