Quick and Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

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Getting back into a healthy eating routine means making better choices and preparing more food at home! For me having a healthy snack is the biggest challenge. I like to have something to munch on during the day or while watching television but try finding something that has wholesome ingredients, that’s the real challenge.

I have made it my mission to find the perfect snack that is satisfying, quick and easy to make as well as full of real ingredients.

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Quick and Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Cooking dried chickpeas

  • ½ cup dried chickpeas
  • ¼ tsp baking soda (to prevent gas)

 

Step 1 – Rinse the chickpeas and place in pot full of water and the baking soda. Bring to boil on high heat, reduce to a low boil and cover for an hour.

Cooked ChickpeasStep 2 – Once finished remove from heat and strain the cooked chickpeas, setting aside to cool to room temperature. Don’t discard the water it is the secret ingredient to the creamiest hummus, set it aside!

  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup reserved chickpea water (possibly more)

 

Healthy Homemade Snack with BretonStep 3 – Using food processor pulse chickpeas, then add salt, lemon, garlic, olive oil and ground flax. After thoroughly combined, slowly add the chickpea water you set aside. Keep adding water until you reach the desired consistency.

Creamy homemade hummus

  • Pinch of your favorite seasoning (mine is cayenne)
  • Olive oil for drizzling

 

Homemade HummusStep 4 – Pour the finished hummus into your serving dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with your favorite seasoning! I love cayenne it gives the hummus a little kick but paprika, sundried tomatoes and even nutritional yeast also make a great addition.

Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic with Homemade Hummus

That’s all you have to do just add your Breton Bean crackers and veggies and you have a perfectly delicious and healthy snack! Just try not to eat it all in one sitting like we normally do.

Breton crackers with hummus

 

Quick and Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dried chickpeas
  • ¼ tsp baking soda (to prevent gas)
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup reserved chickpea water (possibly more)
  • Pinch of your favorite seasoning (mine is cayenne)
  • Olive oil for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Rinse the chickpeas and place in pot full of water and the baking soda. Bring to boil on high heat, reduce to a low boil and cover for an hour.
  2. Once finished remove from heat and strain the cooked chickpeas, setting aside to cool to room temperature. Don’t discard the water it is the secret ingredient to the creamiest hummus, set it aside!
  3. Using food processor pulse chickpeas, then add salt, lemon, garlic, olive oil and ground flax. After thoroughly combined, slowly add the chickpea water you set aside. Keep adding water until you reach the desired consistency.
  4. Pour the finished hummus into your serving dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with your favorite seasoning! I love cayenne it gives the hummus a little kick but paprika, sundried tomatoes and even nutritional yeast also make a great addition.
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2 Comments

  1. Homemade hummus is one of my favourite meals! I always used canned chickpeas in the past, though. Will try cooking them up from dry now that I know how 🙂

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