The recipe which was requested by so many people is finally on my blog. One of my favourite healthy snacks, made out of very simple and affordable ingredients. Prepared in only 5-10 minutes.
If you’ve seen my blog before, you probably noticed an eastern touch in my recipes. And there are three main reasons behind this. First of all, I worked in a Lebanese restaurant (in the kitchen, so I was actually cooking) for half a year during my gap year, second I currently live in UK where the eastern influence is rather strong and the third; one of my best friends and also my flatmate here in Oxford is from Syria and I get quite some ideas from his cooking. 😉
Now you know and now we can go to the recipe.
- 1 can chickpea
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
Drain the chickpea, but save the liquid from the can.
Add garlic, lemon juice, tannini, olive oil and salt.
Blend with a hand mixer or even easier in a food processor if you have it. In this stage, you might add some leftover water from the can for a smoother hummus. And the longer you blend it, the more smooth it will be. If you like very smooth hummus, you can easily mix it for even 10 minutes. Just… be sure that in this case, you’re using a good food processor which won’t burn out or go in a fire.
Try your hummus and if you’re not happy with the taste, add some ingredients. The secret of a hummus is that everybody likes it a bit different. Play with the spices until you get the taste you like.
Easy as it can be. You can serve the hummus with some rye bread thins, bread sticks or even better, with some fresh carrots, cucumbers and/or bell peppers sliced into wedges.
Dig in and enjoy! 😉
P.S.: If you’re not using chickpea from the can: Soak a dry chickpea in the water overnight and add a teaspoon of baking soda. This will significantly reduce the cooking time.