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Hummus

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lemon (or can use 3 tablespoons of lemon juice from a bottle)
  • 1 can chick peas (Ensure no sugar in ingredients)
  • 3 dessertspoons Unhulled Tahini (This is sesame seed paste, find among health goods. Unhulled is high in Calcium for bone health)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (You may adjust this amount to suit your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander (You may adjust this amount to suit your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
    (A spice that is optional)
  • Chilli powder or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Black pepper

 

Ideas to serve:

  • As a dip with carrot sticks or wholegrain or wholemeal toasted bread strips (they then look like bread sticks)
  • On toast
  • On a burger bun as a sauce

To Make

  1. Strain the chickpeas but keep the fluid to use later
  2. Juice the lemon and keep some pulp too or use bottled lemon juice
  3. Put the chickpeas, the lemon juice and the pulp and all the other ingredients in a blender
  4. Add half of the chickpea fluid
  5. Blend
  6. If the mixture is not blending to a smooth hummus consistency, add some more chickpea fluid.
  7. Taste and add more lemon juice, spices or tahini until the taste is as you like it. Should be creamy so blend well.
  8. Can sprinkle more chilli powder/cayenne pepper to the top once it is in a bowl

Useful Tip

Keeps well in the fridge in an air tight container

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