Easy Hummus

Hommus is such a nutrient dense food – it ticks all the boxes – it is clean, nourishing, vegan, vegetarian and even paleo. It tastes great and is so very easy to make – all you need is a blender!

The children love it and its easy enough for them to make with a bit of guidance from you 

Here is my version – a slight variant of the Thermomix ™ “Everyday Cookbook”

NOTES:

NB: you will need a food processor, a very good blender or a Thermie for this one.

YOU can use dried chickpeas, but they will need to be soaked at least 48 hours at room temperature for this one.

INGREDIENTS

·      400g tin of chickpeas (or dried – see note above) – drained and rinsed with filtered water

·      2 garlic clove

·      Juice of 1 large lemon (you want about 60 mL

·      20 mL Extra Virgin Olive Oil

·      1 tsp. ground cumin

·      1/4 tsp. paprika – hot

·      ¼ tsp. Celtic sea salt

·      1 tsp. water

·      Sweet paprika for sprinkling

·      Some extra olive oil for decoration

·      ¼ tsp. mixed seeds for sprinkling.

·      Something green for  decoration

 

METHOD

·      Blend the garlic for a few seconds until smooth

·      Add remaining ingredients with the exception of the water, sweet paprika, additional olive oil and seeds. Blend/pulse until smooth constancy has been reached – this is a totally personal thing – I love my hommus very creamy so blend it until really smooth.

·      Add water if too thick

·      Spoon into a pretty dish, drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with sweet paprika and seeds.

·      Add your green leaves for a bit of “pop”

·      Serve with vegetable sticks of your choice