A Tasty And Simple Hummus Recipe
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Recipe type: Meze
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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Serves: 8
 
This easy hummus recipe is quick and tasty and makes a great addition to your meze table. It's so easy, there's no reason to buy hummus from the supermarket.
Ingredients
  • 1 800g tin chickpeas, drained (reserve around 50ml of the brine)
  • 3 dessert spoonfuls tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • Juice of large, fresh lemon
  • 1 glug olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Chilli flakes to decorate
Instructions
  1. Add your chickpeas and brine to a bowl and mash them together.
  2. Add the tahini, oil and lemon juice.
  3. Mix them together, thoroughly.
  4. Now add the garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the salt and pepper.
  6. Mix again and do a taste test.
  7. Add more tahini or lemon juice to suit your taste.
  8. Add to a bowl and sprinkle the top with chilli flakes.
  9. Serve as a hummus dip for a snack or as part of your meze table alongside other dishes.
Notes
If you are using dried chickpeas, steep them in water overnight and then boil for around 1 hour before allowing to cool.
Our recipe is a quick hummus recipe and the tinned variety works well.
When drained, an 800g tin of chickpeas weighs around 400g.
If you are in Turkey, tinned chickpeas are haşlanmış nohut. Tahini is called tahin.
Calories per serving are approximate, depending on the amount of ingredients you use.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 90
Recipe by Turkey's For Life at http://www.turkeysforlife.com/2010/10/turkish-food-quick-hummus-recipe.html