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Hummus – serves 2, 100 calories per serving
The supermarket shelves may be bear but don’t let this hummus hardship get you down; make your own!
Hummus is a protein packed dish, that when home-made can be low in fat and salt. It is also very adaptable. This version uses smoked paprika for flavour and colour, but you could just as easily add roasted peppers, caramelised onions, minced olives, lemon zest and so on. Or leave it unadulterated!
You can also use dried chickpeas, this reduces the cost but increases the faff factor. Your choice!
½ can chickpeas (120g)
1 small or ½ a medium garlic clove
1 tsp tahini paste
1 tsp lemon juice
small pinch salt and pepper
½ tsp each of smoked paprika and ground cumin or ½ tsp chilli flakes
1 tbls of chickpea liquid
This is a very simple recipe
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a hand blender or in a food processor. Add up to 1 tbls chickpea liquid if its too thick
scoop into a clean bowl and leave in the fridge for the flavours to develop
It will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days. It also freezers well; Just place servings in a freezer bag lay it flat and squeeze out all the air and seal. The flat layers will take up less space in the freezer and will also defrost quicker when needed
Its great served on Ryvita
And if you have any left, it can be added to a homemade vegetable curry, to make it protein rich, creamy and very delicious.
How would you use your leftover hummus?