hungry for hummus

I just had to have some hummus and crackers as an after work snack today (so hungry!), so as soon as I got in the door I was at the counter whizzing up some homemade hummus. I always make it from scratch; the store bought stuff just isn’t good enough, plus making it yourself is so much cheaper!

If you have a hankering for hummus too and want to try it out here’s my recipe:

You need:

  • 1 can chick peas
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice (real or bottled)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Plain yogurt
  • Salt and pepper
  • Peanut butter (optional)
  • Food processor or blender

Chop garlic clove in food processor until finely minced, add can of chick peas, a few glugs of olive oil, a tbsp plain yogurt, salt and pep, three or four squirts of lemon juice and a tsp of peanut butter (if you’re using) whiz up in food processor until creamy. You may need to add extra olive oil if it’s too dry and extra lemon juice to taste. Voila! It’s that easy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, should be good for a week (if it lasts that long).

I heart hummus.

Alanna Banks

2 thoughts on “hungry for hummus

  1. Great! This one’s easy I’ll definitely try it. I made some once with sesame seed oil…was no good and you can’t use oil for anything else…..

    Have you ever tried tahini (or tehina, tagine)? That my new thing (after a trip to Egypt).

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