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Take Your Hummus to the Next Level

Take Your Hummus to the Next Level

Take Your Hummus to the Next Level
Take Your Hummus to the Next Level

The secret is out ladies — hummus is amazing! It’s fantastic for snacking on, or to add to sandwiches and wraps. If you’re one of those people who want to eat it every day, but choose not to so you don’t get bored, you’re in luck! I put together some ideas to help you make it even more exciting. 

Super simple hummus recipe

First things first! A never-fail hummus recipe is the base for almost every hummus idea below. You simply swap an ingredient from the base recipe to change the flavour of your hummus! Keep in mind this recipe is not a single serve — it’s made for sharing.  

Serves: 4
To make plain hummus, you’ll need: 
200g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp tahini
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 pinch ground cumin
1 tbsp water
lemon juice, to taste
salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Place the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, cumin, water and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse until creamy. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

If you’ve made hummus, or something like my black bean hummus before, then feel free to jump in and try these delicious hummus recipes!

Curry hummus

It’s really easy to make curry hummus! Swap out the tahini for ¼ teaspoon of turmeric and 1½ teaspoons of curry powder and blend with all the other ingredients from the base recipe above. If you’re feeling a bit fancy, you can top it with a little chopped jalapeno! 

Sundried tomato hummus

For a delicious Italian-style spread, simply swap the tahini and garlic in the base recipe for 4 tablespoons of sundried tomatoes and a pinch of parsley! This is really tasty with plain rice crackers or even with some sliced vegetables. 
 

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Edamame hummus

This is not a traditional hummus, but it is delicious! Swapping the chickpeas for 125g of cooked and shelled edamame creates a rich green dip that is still a source of protein, fibre and antioxidants. Once you’ve pureed it all together, sprinkle some sesame seeds or chia seeds on top for extra nutrients. Edamame hummus is great on top of rice cakes. 

Peanut butter hummus

I know this sounds kind of strange (or maybe even crazy!) but it’s perfect for any peanut butter lovers! Take the base recipe, swap out the tahini and add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter instead. It gives you a delicious nutty flavour that is perfect with celery, and it makes a healthy on-the-go snack idea!

Pine nut hummus

This isn’t a hummus variation, but it is definitely a great way to make your hummus even tastier. Follow the basic hummus recipe at the top of this post and set it aside. Toast 2 tablespoons of pine nuts in a small frying pan until they are just starting to brown. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the top of the hummus and serve! 

Hummus is such a great snack and there are so many different hummus recipes to try! Some of these are so good, you’ll wish you knew about them sooner!

Love, Kayla xx
 

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