Homemade Hummus.

Mmmmm. I love hummus. It is the best snack, dip, sandwich spread or spoonful of savoury goodness that i could ever enjoy!!! My recipe is a bit garlicky, but i like it like that.

To something else that has also made me smile. For the first time ever, i announce competition, freeby, giveaway time. SlimKicker has stumbled across my blog and decided they would like one of my lucky readers and followers to win a slowcooker sponsored by them!I love my slow cooker, i use it in winter to make slow cooked lentil and bean curries and as an incubator for my homemade coconut yoghurt. Also, my meat eating (always organic and local if possible) boys love it when i make slow cooked bolognese sauce especially for them.

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Homemade Hummus.
  • 3 cans of chickpeas, drained and thoroughly rinsed under warm water (you can use soaked chickpeas too)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 2 tbs tahini paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp of smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of filtered water

I place all ingredients into my Vitamix blender and blend it all up until it is smooth and creamy. This makes me a big huge jar, which i can divide into smaller jars to take to work as a dip for my celery, carrots and natural corn chips or for my love to take to work to spread onto his sandwiches. For smaller portions, just add two cans of chickpeas and one or two cloves of garlic, only 1 tbs of tahini and justunder 100ml of olive oil. If you haven’t eaten it within three days, it keeps in your fridge for about one week. It’s so easy, you will find it hard to buy it ever again.