home made hummus

We are a huge Hummus loving house hold – we all love the stuff. As a quick snack on toast or crackers or even as an aperitif for dinner guests it really is great. Hummus is actually so easy to make and is really good for you. With the benefits of raw garlic and the protein offered from the main ingredient of Chick Pea’s.

Here is how I make mine – and this is what I have found, after lots of experimenting, to be the best tasting recipe:

1 can of Chick Pea’s (any brand or cost it doesn’t matter just be sure to drain them)

1 clove of garlic (peeled and crushed)

Sunflower Oil I find is better suited as some olive oil tastes very strong – you need as much of this to make the thick paste consistency that hummus has – take a look at the picture above. Just add a glug at a time, until all of the chick peas are mashed up together.

A squirt of lemon juice and salt & pepper.

My secret ingredients are: A sprinkle of smoked paprika and of cumin (or as my aunty call’s it coming, LOL!!)

Blend together in a machine and serve. It can keep in the fridge for a day or two but is best eaten fresh.

Enjoy!

CL XX