hummus

hummus

Seeing as I’ve told you all how much I love hummus, I thought it was about time I shared the special hummus recipe that I always make at home, with you. I honestly rarely go a day without eating any hummus, and whenever I make it for myself, I always use this recipe. And, even though I love the convenience of buying readymade hummus from a shop, I still prefer to make my own as nothing beats the taste of when it’s homemade.

I love making dips from scratch and getting creative with all of the different ingredients you can add to them. Recently, I’ve been trying new flavour combinations, and making dishes like the Spicy Sweet Potato Dip that I shared with you last week. I also love making dips because they’re so great to eat when you’re craving a snack. When I’m peckish, I try to go for something that’s healthy, but will still fill me up. So, making dips like this hummus or my sweet potato dip to serve with some vegetables or chips, is perfect for a healthy treat.

And recently, the lovely people at LifeFood sent me some of their healthy raw snacks to try. I received some of their Apple Cinnamon Flax Rolls and Spicy Paprika Crawnchies. As soon as they arrived, I rather quickly devoured the flax rolls on their own, and decided to try their delicious Paprika Crawnchies Chips with some of my homemade hummus. So I instantly got all of my ingredients together and whipped up a batch of my special hummus.

life food raw snacks

The special ingredient I like to add to my hummus is a spoonful of creamy peanut butter. Somehow, the peanut butter manages to blend all of the flavours together, creating a nice balance between the strong flavours of lemon and tahini. Then, I add in a big clove of fresh garlic to really give the dip a nice kick. It’s such a simple dish to make, and instantly satisfies any snack craving that I have!

The hummus paired perfectly with the Raw Crawnchies, and their great paprika flavour really complimented the dip. So, if you’re interested in trying their healthy snacks or finding out more about their products, you can visit their website here: http://lifefood.co.uk

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

 

hummus

serves about 6-8

ingredients

1 400g tin chickpeas, drained

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tbsp water

2 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp smooth peanut butter

1 large garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cumin

paprika, to sprinkle on top (optional)

 

method

  1. Firstly, add the chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, water, tahini, peanut butter, garlic, salt and cumin into a food processor. Then, blend everything together until smooth/at your desired consistency.
  2. When the hummus is ready, remove it from the food processor and pour it into a bowl. Then, sprinkle with some cumin and paprika to serve.

 

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33 comments:

  1. I would love to try those Paprika Crawnchies, they look gorgeous. I love hummus, it’s so healthy and the perfect mid morning, mid afternoon or anytime snack. I’ve never tried it with peanut butter though, what a unique idea!

  2. Girl, I looove hummus and I’m totally with you on your addiction! But peanut butter in the hummus?!? My mind is blown! I bet that tastes amazing!! It makes total sense, yet I never would have thought of it! So glad we are friend and you can think of these seriously scrumptious ideas for me! I was planning on making a batch of hummus tomorrow and I can not wait to try this! And those Apple Cinnamon Flax Rolls look pretty spectacular. Again, bringing the new product yum! <3. I adore you! Cheers, doll!

  3. The last time I made hummus it was a total disaster, I used a high powered blender instead of a food processor 🙁 . I purchased a food processor a few weeks ago and I’m ready to try again, this recipe is perfect. Those Raw Crawnchie look good, I love paprika, especially smoked paprika. 🙂

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