Who else absolutely loves hummus? I only tried it for the first time about 6 years ago and I honestly didn’t know what I was missing, like, where had it been all my life?!
Anyway, I have been meaning to make hummus at home for a long time and last week I finally decided to go for it. It is surprisingly easy to get right and the great thing is that you can taste as you go and modify it accordingly to your taste.
There’s so many possibilities with hummus, the amount of things that you can mix it with it’s quite mind blowing and I really want to experiment with new flavours and see how it goes.
The ingredients to make a basic hummus recipe are easy: chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil. Thankfully, tahini is now very easy to find, so all the ingredients are widely available at supermarkets.
I had mine with some salad and bread and squeezed a bit of extra lemon on top. Best thing is, if you have any left, you can just put it in the fridge and it will stay fresh for 2-3 days! Hope you all enjoy this.
Red pepper hummus
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 2 small garlic cloves
- 3 tbsp of tahini
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp of good quality olive oil
- 1 small jar of red grilled peppers (mine was 170 gr drained)
- Put the chickpeas and the tahini in a food processor
- Once they have formed a paste, add the garlic, half a lemon and the olive oil. Feel free to add more garlic if you really like it!
- Add the peppers slowly, I tried the hummus before adding the whole thing so I had the desired flavour.
- Squeeze the last half of the lemon over the hummus and enjoy it!