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Hummus with pita bread on plate

Hummus

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • no cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This creamy, rich hummus is made using just five ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes. Serve with crunchy seasonal veg or warm pitta breads 

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal380
fat28g
saturates4g
carbs9g
sugars0.4g
fibre5g
protein7g
salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 80ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 fat garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced then ½ zested
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • mixed crudités and toasted pitta bread, to serve (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Thoroughly rinse the chickpeas in a colander under cold running water. Tip into the large bowl of a food processor along with 60ml of the oil and blitz until almost smooth. Add the garlic, lemon and tahini along with 30ml water. Blitz again for about 5 mins, or until the hummus is smooth and silky.

  • STEP 2

    Add 20ml more water, a little at a time, if it looks too thick. Season and transfer to a bowl. Swirl the top of the hummus with the back of a dessert spoon and drizzle over the remaining oil. Serve with crunchy crudités and toasted pitta bread, if you like.

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Recipe from January 2019, January 2019

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Rating: 4 out of 5.78 ratings
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