A classic Middle Eastern spread, traditional hummus is a purée of chickpeas flavored with garlic, lemon juice, tahini (sesame paste) and olive oil.
In Dubai, it was no problem to get my hummus fix in any supermarket or restaurant- but back here in Europe? I mean, unless you go to hummus bar or a restaurant which is famous for it. Sure. Perfect. But the ones in a supermarket are actually not what I experienced as tasty Hummus.
Is hummus easy to make?
Then I remembered a friend of mine, who always told me how easy it actually is to make this amazing dip. And I made the mistake of not believing her until last year. And believe me when I tell you how easy it is to make!
Simply add all ingredients in a food processor and blend it until smooth. That’s it!
And if you cover it in a bit of oil and leave it covered in the fridge, it actually lasts quite a few days. Well, if you haven’t eaten it already 🙂
And if you feel adventurous, why not try this beloved dip made with beetroot?
Generally served as a dip, it works just as well paired with some Shawarma, flatbread or served with a selection of colourful raw vegetable sticks. One of my favourite lunches, actually. I always use carrots, celeriac & cucumber and sometimes some little pretzels as well.
I have some left, what else can I make with it?
Another Food for days Idea! Why don’t you make a Chickpea Salad with Hummus? It’s super easy, tasty and filling.
Homemade and so easy!simple
- 10 minutes
- 10 minutes
|1||can of chickpeas -( 400g)drained it’s 240g) , but save some water it’s called Aquafaba|
|10 ml||lemon juice|
|40 ml||olive oil|
|1||tsp ground coriander|
- Food processor or hand blender
Steps of preparation
- Drain the chickpeas and save the water (aquafaba)
- Juice the lemon
- Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add some saved chickpea water, so it get’s creamier.
- Add some more salt as per your personal taste.
- Transfer to a bowl and add a bit of olive oil on top to prevent from drying out.
- Enjoy with some veggies or chicken shawarma
great with some vegetable sticks