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Simple Hummus

The clue's in the name - dead easy to make, delicious to eat :) Makes about 750ml

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  • 220g dried chickpeas*

  • 1.5 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda*

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 60g tahini

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder *


  1. Place the dry chick peas in a large bowl or pot and fill with water so that the water is at least an inch or two above the peas. Let them soak overnight in the fridge.

  2. Drain the chick peas. Place them in a pot and fill with new water, the salt and baking soda.

  3. Bring the chick peas to a boil. Once the water is boiling, lower the heat so that it is a low boil. Cook the chick peas for an hour. They should soften so they can easily be smushed with your fingers.

  4. Drain the chick peas and let them cool until they come to room temperature.

  5. Using a food processor, pulse the chick peas, lemon, garlic cloves and tahini. While the food processor is running, slowly pour in the water. Check the texture and thickness of the hummus. If needed, add more water to desired consistency. Adjust salt to taste.

  6. When serving, scoop into a bowl and drizzle olive oil and sprinkle cumin powder on top of the hummus.

  7. Serve with pita bread, crackers, or veggies.

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