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Obsessed with Hummus

Updated: May 20, 2020

One of the comments I loved on my insta page when I first posted my recipe for beetroot hummus was "first time hummus maker - can't believe I made my own". Well @poshdress101 here's the 'classic' hummus. Once you've made your own, there is no going back. My Children's Saturday Kitchen crew also made it. Introducing kids to new tastes and flavours and teaching them all about healthy eating is what I love most about my cookery classes and seeing the delight on their faces that they have created it all themselves! Canned chickpeas from Lidl are only 36p so this really is a cheap dish. So lovelies, give it a go, it's one of my all time faves, oh and the homemade pita is also well worth making! Recipe coming next. Enjoy! xxx


Serves 4

What you need:

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained

  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 1-2 tbsp tahini paste

  • Pinch sea salt

  • Juice 1 lemon

  • 50g pine nuts, toasted in a frying pan

  • Cress leaves to garnish

  • Black pepper

What to do:

  1. Rinse the chickpeas in a colander under cold running water. Blitz in a food processor with 4 tbsp olive oil until almost smooth. Add the garlic, lemon juice and tahini to taste. I like 2 tbsp but start with 1 and give it a taste. Blitz again until the hummus is smooth. Add a little water to loosen the mixture if you think it needs it. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

  2. Swirl the hummus into a bowl using the back of a spoon and drizzle over the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts, and a few cress leaves. Season with a grind of black pepper.

Cook with Steph Top Tips

  • I love adding different flavours to this hummus. Try experimenting with a teaspoon of cumin, turmeric, smoked paprika or curry powder and add a pinch of chilli flakes for an extra kick, very, very delicious indeed.

  • Serve it with toasted pita bread or crunchy veg sticks - cucumber, pepper, carrot. It's also fab with roasted veg, like carrots, squash and beetroot and can be transformed into a main meal salad with just few salad leaves and a good glug of olive oil..

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