Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern spread made from cooked chickpeas. It is low in fat while high in protein and fibre. It is perfect to dip vegetable sticks and crackers, or to use as a spread for wraps and sandwiches.
You Will Need…
1 540 mL can of chickpeas
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
1-2 large cloves of garlic – minced
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
Salt to taste
1 tsp cumin
Prepare the Hummus
In a food processor add the tahini and lemon juice, blend until completely smooth. Peel and mince garlic and add to the food processor, blend for 1 minute. Remove chickpeas from the can and rinse well under cold water. Then add half of the chickpeas into the food processor with the olive oil. Pulse to let the beans start to blend. Add in the rest of the black beans and cumin, blend until smooth. Add more olive oil if needed. Add a large pinch of salt and blend for 30 seconds. Taste the hummus and add more salt or lemon juice to your preferred taste.