Classic hummus is so healthy, versatile and tasty – it is perfect on crusty bread with avocado and tomato, on a dip platter, as a spread for sandwiches and wraps or as a topping for Cous Cous or baked potatoes. Our version is so simple to make and tastes delicious. You simply need to add all ingredients into a blender and voila! Prefer to watch? Click here to watch us make this recipe.
What is hummus?
Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. Its origins can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where chickpeas were a staple food. The earliest known written recipes for a dish similar to hummus can be found in 13th century Arabic cookbooks. Over time, the dish spread throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, becoming a staple in countries such as Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine. Today, hummus is enjoyed all over the world as a popular dip or spread.
What are the benefits of chick peas?
Chickpeas are one of our favorite superfoods! Also known as garbanzo beans, are a nutrient-dense food that offer a variety of health benefits. They are high in protein, which is important for building and repairing tissues in the body, as well as maintaining a healthy metabolism. Chickpeas are also a good source of dietary fiber, which helps to promote regular bowel movements and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Additionally, chickpeas are rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, and phosphorus, which are important for maintaining healthy bones and overall well-being. They also contain antioxidants, which can help to protect against damage from harmful molecules in the body.
1 and 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas
2 tablespoons of tahini paste
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Sea salt and cracked pepper
- To make add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until a smooth paste is formed. Serve and enjoy!
ele Tip – Homemade hummus can last for up to a week in the refrigerator if stored properly. It is important to make sure that the hummus is in an airtight container and properly covered as this will help to prevent oxidation and the growth of any nasty bacteria.