Everyone should make their own hummus, it’s very easy, delicious and it’s much healthier. A lot of store bought hummus have chemicals in them. Read the label next time and then make your own instead. Below is a basic recipe, I like to change it up now and then and use black beans instead of chickpeas or add extra ingredients such as avocado or olives.
This recipes is from: http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/best-basic-hummus-recipe/#q2DjQjWC1P6H2MTY.97
Serves 6-8 as a starter
- 2 x 400g cans of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for decoration)
- 4 tsp tahini
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp crushed sea salt
- 6 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
- 3½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Paprika (optional)
- Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into the food processor. Add the tahini, crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice and seven tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the cans. Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil while it runs.
When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas. Sprinkle with paprika and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves, for colour.