This one of those things, similar to my Thai Green Curry Paste recipe, that if you have the time, you could (should) be making at home instead of buying from a store. You pretty much put everything into a food processor and voilà! you’ve got hummus. Too easy.
Makes 3 cups hummus
- 800g chickpeas (2 cans), strained and rinsed
- 3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1 cup olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Smoked paprika to serve
- *you can also add a clove or two of diced garlic, I just chose not too this time..
- To begin, blitz your chickpeas in a large food processor until they have broken down. About 10 seconds.
- Add in your tahini, lemon juice and cumin. Blend for 10 seconds. *If you’re adding in diced garlic, now is the time to do so.
- With your food processor on, slowly pour in your olive oil until the hummus has come together, should be smooth and light in texture.
- Add salt to taste. Blitz for a quick 3-5 seconds to combine salt with hummus.
- Serve topped with some olive oil and smoked paprika.