Three Ways with Simple Homemade Humous

EatsLeeds Vegan Foos Blog Simple Homemade Hummous Recipe

Humous is one of my all-time favourite food groups (and don’t you try to tell me that humous isn’t a food group, because it is definitely part of my food pyramid). Recently, I’ve been experimenting with my simple homemade humous recipe, to showcase a few variations on the classic.

So, you might be aware that I’m trying to move towards a more plant-based lifestyle, but it is hard, you guys, especially being gluten-free too. I’m cutting myself some slack at the moment, allowing myself a few meals a week that aren’t vegan (I’m not going to lie, I totally had a cheesy (gluten-free) pizza last night), whilst cutting eggs and dairy out of my routine, bit-by-bit (I make my morning smoothies with almond milk, and switched my afternoon snack to nuts instead of a boiled egg). EatsLeeds Vegan Foos Blog Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe

To that end, I’ve been eating a lot of hummous recently. This is no bad thing, but I do get bored, so whipping up variations on the classic has been a really fun way to shake it up.

There are more variations on the basic hummous recipe than there are ways to spell it (and there are a lot of ways to spell it – Bonus points for anyone who can count up how many spelling variations I’ve used throughout this post!).EatsLeeds Vegan Foos Blog Simple Homemade Humus Recipe

Another bonus of a simple homemade humous? It is way nicer (and cheaper) than shop-bought hummous, and you know exactly what’s gone into it.

Now, I know hummous purists might cry about my use of tinned chickpeas (instead of soaking and peeling dried chickpeas) but for reals, who has time to peel chickpeas?

So, I love hummous and, to tell the truth, I’m kinda suspicious of those people who don’t like humous. What’s not to like? To paraphrase Joey Tribbiani: Chickpeas? Good. Tahini? Good. Garlic? Goooooood.

Pro-tip for this hummous? You don’t need to get the full blender out (and go through the rigmarole of washing it up again) every time you make it. I use my Breville ActiveBlend^ (headsup: that’s an affiliate link, which means that if you click through and buy (which you totally should, because the Breville ActiveBlend^ is awesome, and wayy cheaper than some of the other personal smoothie makers), I’ll get a little commission, at no cost to you, which helps me to keep developing recipes here on EatsLeeds). I know that personal blenders like this are meant for smoothies, and I use it for that too, but it is SO much easier and quicker to clean than a massive blender so I end up using it all the time for other stuff too.)

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Three Ways with Simple Homemade Hummous Recipe:

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Three Ways with Simple Homemade Hummous
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Beetroot and Fennel Hummous
  1. 1 400g tin chickpeas
  2. 2 tbsp olive oil
  3. 2 cloves garlic
  4. 1 tsp. tahini
  5. 1 pickled beetroot
  6. 1 tsp. Fennel (plus extra for Garnish)
Lemon and Thyme Hummous
  1. 1 400g tin chickpeas
  2. 1 tsp. tahini
  3. 2 tbsp olive oil
  4. 4 cloves garlic
  5. 1 Lemon
  6. 10g Fresh Thyme
Avocado and Basil Hummous
  1. 1 400g tin chickpeas
  2. 1 tsp. tahini
  3. 2 tbsp olive oil
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. half an avocado
  6. 15 g basil (plus extra to garnish)
Basic Hummous Recipe
  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and add them the the bowl of a blender.
  2. Crush the garlic, cook it off for a few minutes in half a tablespoon of olive oil, and add to the blender, with the remaining olive oil.
  3. Add three tbsp. water, plenty of salt and pepper and tahini, and blend.
Then you can get creative
For Beetroot and Fennel Hummous
  1. Add the fennel to the garlic as you cook it off for a few minutes.
  2. Take the pickled beetroot and roughly chop it into 4 or 8 pieces, then add it to the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
For the Lemon and Thyme Hummous
  1. Make the basic hummous, then zest and juice the lemon and add that to the blender.
  2. Add most of the thyme (hold back a little for garnish, if you like) and blend.
For the Avocado and Basil Hummous
  1. Double the water in the basic hummous, and add the spinach and basil.
  2. Then scoop out the avocado half with a spoon, chop it into chunks and add to the humous.
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