The health benefits of eating raw garlic, fresh lemon juice and high protein sesame seeds (tahini paste) and chickpeas, makes hummus (aka humus or houmous) the perfect dish to always have in the fridge.
When you need to snack, when you need to provide an entree for a meal or whether you want to use it in your packed lunches it is a super healthy dish to have in your repertoire and diet.
I usually serve with vegetable crudités such as carrots, cucumbers, red peppers and celery but with breads, crackers, jacket potatoes and even slices of apple it is a truly nutritious part of anyone’s meal times.
Glass bowl, hand blender (a food processor can be used) lemon squeezer, sharp knife and chopping board.
Jar of chickpeas( approx 500g ) or you can soak and cook your own dried chickpeas )
2 x lemons
2/3 x cloves of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Add 3 dessert or soup spoons of the extra virgin olive oil.
Taste and add more seasonings or liquid.
This can be lemon juice, oil or water depending upon what you think is needed.
I do find overnight refrigeration tends to lessen the zesty lemon taste,
so more can be added before you serve.