I buy hummus every week from the supermarket so thought it was about time I gave making it a go.
Now I have made it I know not only is it super tasty, but also super cheap and I know, and control, what ingredients go into it.
So here is the basic recipe which can be added to with flavourings like caramelized onions or paprika for something different.
1st take appropriately 170g of raw uncooked chick peas/split peas, and soak them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge over night. Make sure that the water covers them by at least an inch.
The next day drain them and put them in a saucepan with new water again covering the peas. Add 1/2 TSP of salt and 1/2 TSP of bicarbonate soda.
Mix together and bring to the boil. This will happen very quickly and suddenly boil over so don’t leave it, keep stirring!!!
Then reduce the heat and leave, stirring occasionally for another 20 mins. By now it will mostly be a mush so no need to blend.
Put the mixture into a bowl and add the juice of half a lemon (I used fake lemon juice and that worked fine) and 3 TSP of Tahiti. This is sesame seed paste basically so I will have to try making that myself next time.
Mix it all together and add some water to loosen the mixture to your desired thickness.
(The parsley is just to make it not look as much like a poop.)
If you wanted to add different flavours you could and I’m sure I will. You could add garlic as well but I often have a reaction to garlic so thought best not to and was impressed with the taste still. It tasted like very creamy hummus.
This recipe made about the equivalent of 2-3 pots of store bought hummus so I have portioned up some for the freezer.