- 400 g chickpeas/garbanzo beans (1 can)
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large chilli pepper (chopped)
- 1 tsp garlic, peeled and chopped (or 2 cloves)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coarse salt
- ½ tsp paprika
- lemon juice
- pinch of coriander
- To a blender add the garlic, tahini, chilies and a little lemon juice (if using), and give it a quick pulse.
- Add in the chickpeas (save a 2-3 though for later) and reduce them down, and add 2 tbsp. of the olive oil.
- Blend to something close to your preferred consistency, adding more olive oil if necessary.
- Add the salt and paprika to taste, and blend to the consistency you desire.
- Decant into a bowl, dust with coriander, pop the chickpeas you kept aside in the middle and refrigerate until needed.
- Serve the hummus with some dipping bread (like pita) and/or vegetable wedges.
What is hummus eaten with?
Hummus Beiruti is a perfect accompaniment to flat breads, grilled meats, picked vegetables and a staple of middle-eastern cuisine.
What is hummus good for?
Hummus is an inexpensive to make, and can be paired with inexpensive foods to make a healthy snack. Partnered with carrot, apple, and cucumber sticks it makes a nutritious addition to a school lunch box.