The Everyday Hommos

The Everyday Hummus

Make a batch on the weekend or at night and keep them in the fridge. You'll thank yourself the next morning and for the rest of the week until it's gone because they are so useful in making anything!


Ingredients
Original hommos
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 Tb tahini
3 Tb cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Water to adjust thickness (up to around 1/3 cup)
A little salt and pepper to taste

Red kidney beans hommos
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tb tahini
2 Tb Greek or natural plain yoghurt
3 Tb cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Water to adjust thickness (up to around 1/3 cup)
A little salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Make original hommos first: Combine chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, crushed garlic and lemon juice in a blender. Pulse a few times to roughly combine. Then blend on mid-high until smooth. Trickle down water as necessary if the mixture is too thick. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a sealed container. No need to wash the blender yet as we're making the next one!
  3. Make the red kidney beans hommos: Add the red kidney beans, tahini, yoghurt, olive oil and lemon juice in the blender. Pulse a few times to roughly combine. Then blend on mid-high until smooth. Trickle down water as necessary to adjust thickness. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Ways with hommos:
  • DIP IN. Come carrot/celery/paprika sticks! Dunk them in hommos and enjoy!
  • Light Dressing. Cook some greens like broccoli or spinach. Drain and lightly squeeze out excess water. Then combine with some hommos. A lovely hommos coated greens you have :) Great with some extra sesame seeds sprinkled on top or a dash of soy sauce.
  • Marinade. Combine hommos and honey (or maple syrup or brown sugar... something with robust sweetness) in 2:1 ratio in a small bowl. Use this to marinate white fish. Absolutely beautiful when marinaded for 1-2days then baked in the oven until just cooked. Superb!
  • Sandwich Hero. Forget the margarine spread if you're only using it "for health". Spread some hommos on your toast or sandwich for more nutrients and flavour. Great combined with fillings such as satay or tandoori chicken, falafels, tabbouli, grated carrots/cabbage/lettuce or even just more beans :p
Hommos Greens - A bunch of broccolini combined with hommos, soy sauce and sesame seeds


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