Hummus by Regina Weedon

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Serves

Makes 375g

Ingredients

  • 250 g cooked chickpeas, drained and washed
  • 30 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 1 small or medium-sized clove garlic
  • 20–40 ml cold water
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Place the chickpeas in a blender with the lemon juice, tahini paste, garlic, water and a little salt and pepper, if desired.
  2.  Blend until smooth. If the hummus is too firm, add extra water, a little at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency.
  3.  Taste, and add extra salt and pepper if needed.  This will keep for 3 days if stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Tip: Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and has a nutty taste. It adds flavour to hummus and it is a natural ‘good’ oil that is low in cholesterol.

RECIPE NOTES

Gluten Free – Use gluten free chickpeas.

 

Nutritional Analysis

Nutritional information per serve (10 g) | fat 0.5 g | saturated fat 0.06 g | protein 0.6 g | carbohydrate 0.96 g | sodium 17 mg | energy 46 kJ (11 Cal) | GI low

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Recipe taken from The Healthy Switch Collection by Regina Weedon.

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