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Classic Chickpea Hummus

Classic Chickpea Hummus

Ok, well let’s start at the very beginning with a classic chickpea hummus.  This is a great way to start incorporating healthy snacks and sides into your meals.  It is super easy to make and stores in the fridge for up to a week… if you manage to keep it for that long….yum! 
This popular Middle Eastern dip is crammed with healthy ingredients.  Not only does it contain healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that have impressive benefits such as reduced inflammation, improved blood sugar levels and cholesterol.  The healthy ingredients keep you fuller for longer and aid digestion.  Hummus is also high in protein which is suitable for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dip
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 8 2 tbsp per serving
Calories 148 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or hand held blender

Ingredients
  

  • 425 g Jar of chickpeas Drained and rinsed
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice Freshly squeezed
  • 80g Tahini
  • 50 ml Cold water
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper Optional

Instructions
 

  • Soak the crushed garlic in the freshly squeezed lemon juice for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas to the food processor as well as the lemon juice, garlic, tahini and half of the cold water and process.  If the food processor is having a little bit of difficulty moving the mixture then add a little bit more of the water to get it moving, but not too much as you do not want the hummus to be too watery.
  • Then add in the rest of the ingredients; cumin, salt, olive oil and more remaining cold water (if you need it) and process until smooth.
  • Add the cayenne pepper (optional) and then process again.
Keyword Quick and easy