Home made Hummus

We all love hummus, but the supermarket variety has a lot to be improved upon. Whip up your own for a superfood packed healthy dip to serve before dinner, it's the perfect starter. Great for keeping those hunger pangs under control, you can also use leftovers in sandwiches for lunch. Great to munch 20 to 30 mins before a training run for that extra ounce of energy or something nice to come home too.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 can chick peas
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste (optional)
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Splash of water if needed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Carrot sticks or other crudités to serve
  • Method

  • Place everything in a blender and whizz up until smooth!
  • Here are some tasty variations:

  • Add some chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon for a zesty version
  • Add some whole chickpeas at the end, and swirl in some harissa paste for a smokey, spicy, chunky hummus
  • Add some boiled sweet potatoes in place of half the chickpeas for a tasty alternative
  • Throw in some thawed frozen peas and a few mint leaves, for pea and mint hummus
  • Get creative - the options are almost endless!
  • Home made Hummus