Make your own Hummous

June 11, 2010

Once you have made your own you’ll realise just how rubbish shop-bought versions are! If you have done it before this is a slightly different version from the norm…

This is another great snack to have ready when you have people over for dinner… you should always have something for people to nibble on while they wait, just in case they are super hungry.

This is not a hummous made from chickpeas so is slightly different, it’s lighter and I prefer it.

200g/7oz canned cannellini beans
1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed
2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
½ lemon, juice only
5ml/½ tsp ground cumin
salt and freshly ground black pepper
150ml/1/4 pint olive oil

Drain the cannellini beans and place in the liquidiser or food processor with all the remaining ingredients except the oil.

Blend to a smooth paste, adding a little oil at a time to make the smooth paste like consistency.

Taste, adding a little more salt, garlic or lemon juice if required. This is best prepared overnight and chilled.

To serve, sprinkle a little chopped parsley, optional. Drizzle with a little more olive oil over the top.

I served with plenty of black pepper and lemon zest, some chopped olives or tomatoes would be nice as well. The last time I made it we had some bread from the farmers market but crudities would be a lighter less filling option.

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2 Responses to “Make your own Hummous”


  1. […] In an effort to be good I made some mackerel pate, got some nice bread from Marks Bread and some carrots and hummous. […]


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