Quick and easy homemade hummus recipe: 5 minute step-by-step guide

After staying at home for over a month now I was starting to miss my favourite Mediterranean dip - not to be dramatic, but I wasn't sure how much longer I could go without it. But then yesterday I had one of those lightbulb! moments and realised that, if I had the ingredients, I could potentially very easily make my own!

And it is so simple. To make your own Mediterranean hummus you only need six little ingredients, and after that it takes about five minutes to assemble in total.

Plus, once it's ready you can easily adapt it to your taste, making it the best and most flavourful dip you've ever experienced! If you love the seasonings used in Southern foods mix in a teaspoonful of Cajun spice, or if you love the flavour of smoky barbeques you can add an aromatic Moroccan seasoning.

All you need is...

Ingredients

200g chickpeas (1 tin)
1 tbsp tahini
1 lemon (juice)
1-3 garlic cloves
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Salt

Optional

Ground pepper
Cajun spice
Moroccan seasoning
Hot sauce
Sundried tomatoes


How to

1. If you have a food processor, add in the chickpeas (save a few for garnishing!), tablespoon of tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and a small splash of water (to make it more mixable) and blend. You can control whether you want a thicker or smoother consistency.

If you have a smaller blender, add the chickpeas more gradually so that it doesn't overwhelm the smaller device! This is what I did, and it takes about two minutes.

This is the base of your hummus!

2. Add in one large pinch of salt and one chopped clove of garlic. Give it a mix and taste.

3. From here on, it is all a matter of personal preference - the optimum flavour is thought by some to be two cloves of garlic and two to three large pinches of salt, but you can alter this if you like a stronger taste.

4. Once you have added in as much salt and garlic as you think tastes best, you can now swirl through any extra spices or seasonings if you want a less traditional and more multicultural hummus! Great seasonings include Cajun or Moroccan spice mixes.

5. Voila! You can now scoop your hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with a couple of whole chickpeas and chopped sundried tomatoes for a little extra va va voom. Enjoy!



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