13 Dec Easy Hummus
This easy to make hummus is an excellent all rounder, made with chickpeas which are full of protein and fibre. It is great as a dip with crackers and vegetable sticks, pizza topping, kids sandwiches and in burgers. A perfect addition to your Summer BBQ salads.
You can be creative and invent your own style hummus. In the picture here I have added chopped up sun dried tomatoes.
- 1 x can of chickpeas
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1x clove of garlic crushed or more depending on how much you and your whanau like garlic!
- 1 x tablespoon of peanut butter
- 1 x teaspoon of sesame oil – optional
Drain the chickpeas and keep the liquid in a cup.
Add all the ingredients to a bowl or mixer.
Mash with whatever you have handy, fork or potato masher will work well. Even better if you get the kids to help you out!
Add a small amount of the chickpea liquid and mix.
Keep doing this until the hummus is just a bit runnier than you like. It will thicken up over night.
I like mine quite thick and don’t mind if there are chickpea chunks.
Store in a airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Here are some ideas to jazz it up a bit or you can check out the ingredients list on the fancy hummus in the supermarket and add them to yours!
Add one or more of the following;
- Mashed roasted pumpkin
- Sweet Thai chilli sauce
- Sundried tomatoes
- Baby spinach