Sunday, January 16, 2011

Homemade Hommus

Our house eats very healthy (even the kids!) and one thing everyone here loves is hummus. Whether its spread on a wrap with freshly made falafel and tabouli, used instead of butter or margarine on a salad sandwich or just dipped with veggie sticks, it's always a winner!!!
So here is my recipe for it, I've never bought it from the store since and always make a double batch!

2 tins chickpeas, drained.
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini (unhulled is the best)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
about 1/2 a can worth of water (sometimes I need more/ less depending on the batch of chickpeas)
2 tablespoons olive oil
**If you want a kick, add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, yum!

1. Put all ingredients and blend in food processor. Done! Hard huh ;)

2. I always taste test first because sometimes the chick peas are saltier than others or the lemon may not have as stronger taste. Just add more of the seasonings (i.e. lemon, salt and pepper or garlic) to refine recipe to how you want t to taste.

Chick peas are a helpful source of folate, zinc and protein. They are also very high in dietry fibre and a healthy source of carbohydrates. They are low in fat and the fat the do have is polyunsaturated anyway.
These are always in stock in our house and I hope you try this one at your place. I will also post the falafel recipe soon too - one of our favourite meals. Delish!


Lauren x


  1. I made this on the weekend and froze it in portions (in snap lock bags) and my salad for lunch today was much more enjoyable because of it! I plan to make the felafel next weekend. Thanks Loz!

  2. Thanks Lisa, nice to hear you gave it a try and it worked :) I can't wait till you try the falafel - SOOO good. Do you know how to make Tabouli??? It goes so well with the two afore mentioned :)



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