Summer is fast approaching, and that means summer food! One of the best summery foods has to be hummus. Hummus is great because it’s healthy, easy to make and pretty cheap! You can make it basically any flavour too. My all time favourite hummus has to be caramelised onion. I have been known to eat healthy caramelised onion hummus by the pot load, it’s just that delicious!
It goes with basically everything (try it on toast – best toast topping ever!). This is why it’s so perfect for summer. You can have it as a light lunch with salad, or take it along on a picnic, and it’s also perfect with BBQ foods. I’m now dreaming of eating this healthy hummus on a beach – note to self, this WILL happen this summer!
I know you can buy “healthy” hummus from the supermarket, but honesty, it’s so easy to make and it tastes even better if you make it yourself (the added ingredient is pride!). Besides, we all know that shop bought food often has random things in it, stuff that you’d probably prefer not to be eating…
I soaked my own chickpeas for this recipe, because that’s the cheapest way, but you can easily buy a tin and that will work perfectly too. The key to this super tasty healthy hummus is to keep the water you’ve soaked the chickpeas in (or the water from the can). It really adds to the flavour and makes it taste so moreish; using normal water just doesn’t give you the same effect. It’s honestly a secret yet important ingredient…but don’t tell anyone!
I know that I always post on Saturdays and Tuesdays, but this is my last Saturday post! From next week I will be changing my posting days to Sundays and Wednesdays!
- 2 cups of dried chickpeas OR 2 400g tins of pre-soaked chickpeas
- 1 onion
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 4 tbsp tahini
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 lemon (squeezed)
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- If you're using dried chickpeas, pour your peas into a bowl and cove in water at least 2 inches above the peas, soak in the fridge over night, or at least 4 hours if you want to make your hummus on the same day
- Chop your onion and soften with some olive oil on your hob
- When it starts to cook, add your maple syrup and mix together
- Once it is combined, soft and tasty, set aside
- Drain your chickpeas and reserve the water
- Rinse in cold water
- Put the chickpeas, tahini and garlic in a food processor
- Add the lemon juice and 7 tbsp of the reserved water
- Blizt the ingredients, after 2 minutes add in the caramelised onion
- Blizt up all of the ingredients, and slowly add the olive oil until of the ingredients are fully combined and smooth
- Put in a serving dish, sere and enjoy!
- Keep aside some of the caramelised onion and chickpeas for decoration