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Healthy homemade hummus

If you’re following a healthy eating plan you’ll know that it’s important to have healthy snacks on hand to avoid craving unhealthy foods and ensure you’re getting your fill of nutrients.

Making your own dips is a great option for a healthy snack as you know exactly what’s gone into the recipe. Make a batch to keep on hand in the refrigerator to snack on over a few days.

Recipe thanks to nutritionist Nikki Boswell.

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is a great dip to start with if you’ve never made one before as it’s really easy and you can add variations depending on your tastes.

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Healthy Homemade Hummus
Homemade Hummus
Course Snacks
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • 420 gram canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp un-hulled Tahini
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Course Snacks
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • 420 gram canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp un-hulled Tahini
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Homemade Hummus
Instructions
  1. Place chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and any other *optional ingredients into a food processor on high. Whilst processing, slowly pour the olive oil into the processor until the hummus reaches your desired texture and consistency (if adding ingredients like roasted or boiled carrots, you probably won’t need as much oil due to the moisture in the veg). Add water as necessary to thin it out if it is too thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for several days or portion and store in the freezer until desired (always defrost in the fridge).
  3. Serve with sticks of carrot, celery, cucumber, capsicum, green beans and grainy crackers or use in place of butter or other spreads on salad sandwiches, rolls, wraps, pita breads.
  4. *Optional ingredients: once you have made the basic hummus, you can get creative and add other flavours with fresh or dried herbs (oregano, basil, parsley, coriander), spices (paprika, cumin, turmeric), sundried tomatoes, dried chili flakes, roasted or boiled carrots or beetroots.
Recipe Notes

140 calories per serve (not including veggie sticks or crackers)

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