Homemade Hummus

Hummus/Houmous is a king amongst dips – not too thin, works with loads of flavours and is great paired with breads and vegetables. Making it at home is pretty easy, not dissimilar to how peanut butter is made – but you’ll need a food processor or a stick blender to get the consistency right. Normally made with tahini for the classic taste, I use chipotle in adobo as we always have some in, unlike tahini paste…

You’ll Need:

  • 1 x Large Tin of Chickpeas – Drained (Keep the liquid handy though)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (or teaspoon of garlic from a jar)
  • Chipotle in Adobo Paste
  • 3 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Half Fresh Chilli
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

To Make

  • Pop the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, fresh chilli, chipotle paste and a pinch of salt and pepper into your food processor or a measuring jug if using a stick blender and whizz up – this will be a little harder if using the stick blender
  • Whilst still blending, pour in a glug of olive oil and then teaspoons of the reserved liquid from the tin until the consistency is as you prefer
  • Transfer into a serving dish, drizzle olive oil on top and sprinkle with dried chilli flakes – serve with bread, crackers, crudités or anything you like
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