The upside of Home-schooling is the (usually) very good company of some lovely (I am a bit biased) teenagers. The art of keeping them lovely does however, partially, lie in keeping up an almost never ending supply of food available for lunches and breaks from work. Our Original Hummus recipe or Cauliflower Hummus recipe can both help in this regard!
Fortunately Mr D loves a challenge and having delighted in his Taramasalata recipe he was more than happy to have a go at something that has the added advantage of appealing to the our vegetarian or vegan supporters too. Once armed with some chickpeas, and his trutsy Extra Virgin Olive Oil, he was a tornado of healthy snack making!
- 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
- 80ml Monterosa Extra Virgin Olive Oil or 40ml Monterosa Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 40ml of infused rapeseed oil, such as our Yorkshire Chilli Rapeseed Oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed.
- 3 teaspoons of Tahini
- Zest of 1/2 a lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and fresh ground pepper
- Smoked Paprika
Whizz the chickpeas together with most of the olive oil, or oil mixtures in a food processor until almost smooth. Add the garlic, lemon and tahini along with 2 tablespoons of water and whizz some more until the hummus is smooth and silky. If it still seems too thick add another tablespoon of water while gently pulsing the mix until the right consistency is achieved.
Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and top with a swirl of the remaining oil and a sprinkling of smoked paprika. Serve with carrot and cucumber crudites or toasty Tortilla strips. Cue happy, if garlicky, recipients.
Quick and Easy Recipe Variations
Now you know the basics for making original hummus, using our infused rapeseed oils, you can quickly make even more delicious varieties of flavoured hummus. So if you'd like to spice your hummus up a bit feel free to replace half of the Olive Oil with our Yorkshire Chilli Rapeseed Oil to make a delicious Chilli Hummus.
Don't forget to also try our Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Recipe, another quick and simple variation on this Original Hummus Recipe.