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Experimenting with Hummus (Basic, Avocado and Strawberry)

If you like having copious amount of snacks like I do then you know that we want something easy mode and no stove involved. Middle eastern favourite dip, Hummus, is literally the easiest snack to make. With just a few simple steps, you have a likeble, dippable and creamy smooth hummus at home and I do believe, its better than store bought.  It is crazy how this simple recipe has so many variations and yet there is no hard work required. The newly added variation around the world is chocolate hummus (what?) but I wanted to begin with something less risky such as strawberries. 

Recipes and results,

Basic Hummus (Jamie Oliver’s recipe) 

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  • 2 x 400g cans of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for decoration)
  • 4 tsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp crushed sea salt
  • 6 tbsp quality extra olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 3½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Paprika (optional)

Results: Basic is always the best and I loved this recipe however you don’t have to follow the exact measurements. For example, I don’t like very creamy so I make the consistency a little thick.

Tips: Don’t skip tahini as it is one of the essentials, altho you can decide how much tahini you would like to add. Also, I just used one garlic clove. Paprika is optional but it gives a great hint of flavor and lovely colour. (Secret: I always use a fork to make the design)

Avocado Hummus 

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  • 2 x 400g cans of chickpeas
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 6 tbsp quality extra olive oil
  • 2 medium avocados
  • half lemon juice, from lemon

Result: Successful! Really enjoyed dipping cucumbers as it tasted so good!

Tips: If your avocados are bitter than obviously the hummus will taste bitter. If its bitter, squeeze more lemon juice to make it slightly tangy and it will surely help. The colour might not turn into green, if you just add one avocado. I didn’t do any seasoning but you may add paprika.

Strawberry hummus

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  • 2 x 400g cans of chickpeas
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp quality extra olive oil
  • few strawberries
  • half lemon juice, from lemon
  • liquid from the chickpeas can

The moment of truth: Kind of successful! Creamy, sweet and doesn’t have the look or texture like a hummus however makes a great fruity appetiser.

Tip: Make sure to reserve the chickpea liquid because you will need it. Add I didn’t have the right sides so didn’t enjoy it very much so accompanying with the right dippable snack can be tricky. I guess, crackers or corn chips would work…

Dippable snacks (Spiral sweet potatoes, veggies and Arabic bread) 

Overall, making hummus is so much fun, simple and worth it! If you want me to try any other unusual hummus flavors, let me know in the comment below and I might make it!

Keep experimenting (and eating)!

2 thoughts on “Experimenting with Hummus (Basic, Avocado and Strawberry)

    1. Great! Do let me know how it turned out for you! A little heads up, it’s going to be very creamy and best to have with wheat crackers. Thanks for reading! 🎉

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