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).
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!).
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.)