Friday, 4 April 2014


Hummus is one of the most popular Middle Eastern dips served with fresh or toasted pita bread.

We personally love and always promote healthy snacking!  One such snack is hummus with wheat pita pockets. Hummus makes a great snack or appetizer as chickpeas are very healthy and a rich source of protein.

You will always find a bowl of hummus in our studio or even our homes ;)

What you need

  • One cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup liquid from chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Blender/mixer
  • Roasted cumin powder
  • Red chilli powder  

Lets get started

Tahini :
·         Sesame seeds
·         Olive oil

Tahini is the most important ingredient of hummus. You can get Tahini sauce from the market but its super simple and can be made at home. All you have to do is mix half a bowl of sesame seeds with equal or more amount of olive oil and blend it in the mixer till it is a thin paste.

Put chickpeas to boil without salt. Drain and set the water aside. Throw all the ingredients in your blender and give it a good mix. Add the remaining water from boiled chickpeas and blend it for 3-5 minutes until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in a serving bowl with olive oil. Garnish with roasted Cumin and red chilli powder (optional).

Serve with warm or toasted pita bread. 

Storing Hummus- 
Hummus can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to one month. Add a little olive oil if it appears too dry.

Happy Healthy Snacking

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