Easy To Make In Food Processor Or Thermomix
However you spell it, easy, healthy hummus (houmous, houmos...) is a solid recipe to have in your repertoire. Economical, high protein and low fat, full of fiber and just plain delicious. I've used canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) for this but to save even more money, you can use dried beans. To use dried beans, soak and then cook them until tender, then cool before using. This is made in just 10 minutes in either your food processor or Thermomix.
Hummus is delicious as a snack but have fun garnishing it to make it a crowd pleasing appetizer. Swirl some olive oil on top and sprinkle with dukka or top with crumbled feta cheese and some kalamata olives. Try a swipe of pesto across the top and some extra basil leaves. Alternatively you can blend some flavouring right into this basic hummus. Herbs and spices always work well as does a little pesto or roasted peppers.
Serve hummus with pita chips, rice crackers, veggies or even some rustic bread like my Quick No-Knead Bread recipe.
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If you like this dip, you might like my Roasted Eggplant Dip which is delicious and has converted many an eggplant hater!
Cheers my friends!
Easy Healthy Hummus (Houmous)
- 1 can (19 oz) Chickpeas
- 1 clove Garlic
- ¼ teaspoon Cumin Seed
- ½ tsp Kosher Salt
- 2 tablespoon Tahini
- ½ Lemon, Juiced
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- Warm Water
- Salt And Pepper To Taste
- Olive Oil, Paprika, Za'atar or Dukkah To Garnish
- In your Thermomix (set to speed 6) or food processor, add garlic, cumin seed, salt and a few tablespoon of chickpeas and process until smooth, approximately 30-60 seconds.
- Add tahini, remaining chickpeas and lemon juice and process (Thermomix speed 4) to desired consistency, 1-3 minutes. Sometimes I like mine a bit chunky, sometimes I like it really smooth, have fun!
- Add olive oil, season with salt and pepper, process 30-60 seconds and then add warm water if you want a looser consistency. I like mine fairly loose so I usually use between 2-4 tablespoon warm water but you may prefer none and have a much thicker dip.
- Scoop it into a bowl and enjoy.If you want to get a little fancy, swirl the top with your spoon to create a small moat or ridges. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over and then sprinkle with a little paprika, za'atar or dukkah to garnish to your taste.
- Serve with fresh pita bread, cucumber or other veggies, crackers or serve alongside a Greek salad with feta.