This homemade hummus uses 5 ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to make but it has a delicious balance of flavors. Hummus has been used in Middle Eastern dishes for centuries. Hummus first found its way onto the world’s culinary scene in the 13th century. It has become popular the world over for its creamy taste while also being a protein-packed spread.
This homemade hummus is also raw which helps keep the cooking time down and the nutrient content high.
Hummus is a great way to help curb your appetite if you’re trying out a new diet. The fibre and protein in the chickpeas both have a high satiety value, meaning they keep you full for longer. Chickpeas also have a whopping 39 grams of protein in one can. That’s double the amount of protein in a block of tofu!
This homemade hummus can be used as a spread on toast, a dip for chips or in wraps for some extra protein.
Easy Homemade Hummus
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- salt to tase
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- Nutritional Yeast
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the liquid.
Add the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic to your food processor and blitz. Slowly add the reserved chickpea liquid until the desired consistency is reached. Hummus can be enjoyed with a very smooth texture or you can process them less to have a more interesting texture.
Serve and enjoy.
You can sprinkle the ground paprika over the hummus and give it a pop of color before serving
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