Make this delicious – and healthy – chickpea puree in a matter of minutes.
Step 1: Blend chickpeas Open and drain the can of chickpeas. Rinse them off in a colander and put them in a food processor or blender, or place them in a large bowl to mash by hand.
TIP: Save a few of the chickpeas to garnish the finished plate.
Step 2: Add tahini paste and garlic Add the tahini paste and the garlic.
Step 3: Add lemon juice Squeeze the lemons and add the juice to the mix. Make sure no seeds get in.
TIP: Make your own variations by mixing in olives, red peppers, or chili peppers.
Step 4: Add salt and olive oil Add about one-quarter teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of olive oil.
Step 5: Blend or mash Blend the mixture – or mash by hand – for about a minute, or until it is as smooth or chunky as you want.
TIP: If the hummus is too thick or chunky, add extra olive oil to thin it out.
Step 6: Garnish and serve Pour the hummus onto a plate and smooth it out in big circles with the bottom of a spoon. Garnish with the leftover chickpeas, parsley, pine nuts, or more chopped garlic. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
Step 7: Enjoy Enjoy your hummus as a dip with pita bread, crackers, or veggies, or use it as a sandwich spread!
FACT: Besides providing a healthy serving of vegetables and legumes, hummus is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.