Quick Garlic Hummus Recipe
Sometimes when I’m the only one around in the evening, I cannot even contemplate the thought of cooking just for me. And that’s when I’m tempted to cook a big bowl of popcorn, all for myself, but drowning in butter so probably not very healthy. Or devour a family-size bag of Smith’s Crinkle chips with a big bowl of French onion dip. Again, not very healthy.
Well, there is an alternative; home-made hummus which takes literally 2 minutes to make and is soooo much better than the store-bought ones and that is because you can add extra garlic or a kick of chilli powder or cayenne or some cumin (or not). But you do know that it’s fresh, it’s healthy, it’s packed with protein and there’s no nasty preservatives or anything in it. Then all you have to do is peel and chop up some carrot sticks and celery sticks or even grab a packet of low-fat rice crackers and you are set for a guilt-free snack fest of epic proportions with no bad news on the scales the next morning!
1 x 440g chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp. tahini
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
sea salt & cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
large pinch of ground cayenne
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth.
- 1 x 440g can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp. tahini
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- sea salt & cracked black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth.