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.
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!
serves about 6-8
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)
- 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.
- 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.