Hummus for two recipe!

Fed up with the mass- market option for Hummus out there, I decided to make my own today.

The main problem is the consistant use of cheap oils in most supermarket and deli versions of this delicious dip.

Vegetable Oils, Palm oil, Sunflower Oil and even Rapeseed Oil can often be seen listed in the ingredients list (YUK!!)

See Tescos below:

Olive Oil is the only way to go, and as far as I’m aware only Marks & Spencers do an Olive Oil only version!

So the best way to ensure your Houmus (or Hummus) doesn’t contain any crap? Make your own!

Its easy! All you need is a food processor or quality blender and the following ingredients…..


Preparation method

  1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Reserve a few whole chick peas for serving.
  2. Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, tahini, and water in a food processor, and blend to a creamy purée.
  3. Add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt to taste. Turn out into a dinner plate, and make smooth with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and scatter with the reserved chickpeas.
  4. Sprinkle with paprika!

Enjoy and let me know how you get on! 🙂

PS: Our next bootcamp will be in January….the New Year- New You programme allows you to eat delicious recipes like this alongside some wicked training!
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