Quick and Easy Hummus


Hummus is great as part of a middle eastern themed dinner or as a healthy snack or even great on sandwiches! This recipe is so quick and easy to make and its always better home made!

200g canned chickpeas

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp ground cumin

salt to taste

100ml tahini (sesame seed paste) optional

4 tbsp water

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

1 tsp paprika

4 rounds of pitta bread 

– Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Reserve a few whole chick peas for serving.

– Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, tahini, and water in a food processor, and blend to a creamy purée.

– Add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt to taste. Turn out into a dinner plate, and make smooth with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and scatter with the reserved chickpeas.

– Sprinkle with paprika and serve with pita bread, warmed in a moderate oven for three minutes, and cut into quarters.

Recipe by BBC Food


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