Sure it's a lot easier to just buy hummus from your local grocery store, but trust us when we say you will prefer this over store-bought hummus! The great thing is you can also add flavours to really make it your own. Perfect for #SezPKuarantine snacking or to serve as a dip for parties once Corona ends! 😇Make sure you have a food processor as you will need it to make this hummus, even a small one is fine!
Serves: 6-8 people
Difficulty: Level 1
Wow factor: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2tsp baking soda
1 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2tsp sea salt, more if you like it more salty
1/2 cup good quality tahini (we preferred Tesco Tahini over Sainsbury's Tahini)
3tbsp ice water
1/2tsp ground cumin
1tsp hot paprika (optional)
1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Drizzle of olive oil
Handful of chopped parsley
Sprinkle of hot paprika or sumac
Flatbreads (you can make your own too using our simple recipe https://www.sezpk.com/post/4-ingredient-flatbreads)
In a medium-sized saucepan, add the chickpeas and baking soda. Cover with enough water and bring to boil over high heat. Do this until the chickpea skins are falling off and they look really soft. Might take around 15-20 minutes.
Take your fine-mesh strainer and drain the chickpeas when they are ready. Do this under your cool tap so the cold water helps the chickpeas to stop cooking. Drain well and set aside in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice, garlic and salt. Mix well and let it all stew for about 10 mins or longer. We do this so the garlic flavour can mellow out a bit and not taste as strong in the hummus.
Once the garlic mix is ready, pour this into your food processor and add the tahini. Blend well, not forgetting to scrape the sides.
Add your ice water and continue to process. If your tahini is too thick, add a bit more ice water into the mix.
When it is very smooth and luscious, add your cumin, hot paprika and chickpeas to the food processor. Keeeep blending!
Add the extra-virgin olive oil and blend again. Taste it and if it is not salty enough, or if you want more spice, add it and blend again. If too thick, add more ice water. Do this until you find the PERFECT hummus flavour for YOU.
When it is ready, scrape it all out and put it in a bowl or a nice cute plate and add the garnishes you have prepared beforehand (parsley, sumac etc)! Enjoy!!
Leftover hummus? You can keep this covered in the fridge with clingfilm or in a tupperware for up to 1 week.
Add this to salads and top it with some moroccan-spiced chicken breast to make it a full meal.