I ❤ Hummus.
I could always eat hummus. For any meal. All the time. It’s just perfect. And I also like the many flavours it comes in: regular, curry, lime&coriander, beetroot.. the varieties are endless. Combined with falafel, pita, carrot sticks and apple slices, it’s an ideal meal.
When I came to Singapore I was kind of shocked that you cannot get hummus at most of the grocery stores (and if so, you have to fork up 8 SGD which is WAY to much if you think about what products go in there). So, I just had to get a blender and start to make my own chickpea cream.
The recipe I have for you today is kind of a cheat version, because you do not need to get Tahina (the sesame paste which adds the typical flavour to it). I usually prefer authentic recipes, but in this case, cheat hummus is better than no hummus! So, everything you need for this recipe can be found in a regular super market.
1 medium bowl of hummus (approx. 4-5 meals)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Stuff you need
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 5 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs of nut butter (almond or peanut.)
- Ground cumin or Garam Masala or Curry powder
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Salt, pepper
- Optional: finely chopped garlic or a bit of chili
Open the can of chickpeas and drain them. Make sure to wash them properly. Place them in a big bowl or blender. Add the spices (and garlic, if you feel like it), lemon juice and nut butter as well as the oil, salt and pepper (basically – throw everything in there). Add a 2-3 tbs of water so it’s easier to blend – and then turn on the machine! If you use a “proper” blender, you can influence the degree of creaminess. If you use a hand-held blender, it will always remain a but crumbly (I personally like that). Depends on your preference.
Serve on a plate with a few drops of olive oil and lemon and garnish with whatever greens or veggies you have (parsley, cilantro, tomatoes, slices of lemon…). I like to serve it with Pita or Naan bread and crudités for a light, yummy dinner or office snack. Or have it as a part of a mezze meal (with Baba Ganoush or Spicy Salsa, for example). Enjoy!