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The Great Humus Guide

I am just crazy about humus. I spread it on top of (almost) everything: home made pizza, bread, rice cakes etc. It’s also a very suitable and delish dip for fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumber and peppers.

The little heroes in this Mediterranean goodie are chickpeas. These little fellas are full of minerals, fiber and protein and other important nutrients. So if you are just like me a little addicted to hummus, try not to worry too much – there are much worse things you could be addicted to!

Another great thing about humus is that you can vary endlessly. This prevents, even for the serious humus freaks, that you get bored with it eventually. I went on a quest for the most mouthwatering hummus variations for the Great Humus Guide.

The Great Humus Guide

Directions: Rinse and clean all canned chickpeas, then combine everything in a food processor (or use a handmixer) and blitz until smooth. For a thinner consistency add 1 table spoon of water. Add pepper and salt to taste.

1. Classis

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 2 tablespoons tahini – 2 tablespoons lemon juice – 1 garlic clove

2. Pesto

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – table spoons pesto – 2 table spoons tahini – 2 tablespoons lemon juice – 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

3. Green herb

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 15 basil leaves – a few parsley leaves – a few tarragon leaves – 2 tablespoons of olive oil

4. Guaca-humus

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 1 ripe avocado – a few cilantro leaves – two tablespoons of lime juice

5. Italian

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 6 sundried tomatoes – 2 tablespoons lemon juice – 1 teaspoon dried oregano

6. Greek

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 50 gram grumbled feta cheese – a few leaves baby spinach – 2 table spoons lemon juice – a pinch of cinnamon.

7. Beet

50g can chopped beetroot – 1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 1 garlic cloves – 1 tablespoon tahini – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 2 tablespoons olive oil

8. Tapenade

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 50 gram black olives – 1 tablespoon tahini – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 3 tablespoons lemon juice – a pinch of cumin – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

9. Red bell pepper

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 2 chopped roasted red bell pepper – 2 tablespoons tahini – 2 tablespoons lemon juice – 2 garlic gloves

10. Cucumber

1 can chickpeas (400 g) – 1/2 cucumber chopped into pieces – 1 tabelespoon olive oil – 2 tablespoons tahini – 2 garlic gloves – a pinch of paprika powder

What is your all time favourite humus recipe? Please let me know! Humus for life! 🙂

 

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