Our lovely nutritionist Peggy's making our lives easier by showing us how simple it is to make our own hummus! It's not only cheaper, but you can control all the ingredients.

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A Classic Hummus

2 cups Chickpeas
2 tablespoons of tahini
Half the juice of a lemon
2 table spoons of olive oil
1 tsp of ground cumin
Sprinkle  sea salt

Place everything in a blender until smooth consistency. If hummus is too thick, add a splash of water.

Here at Steven and Chris, we love our flavoured hummus. So here are some of Peggy’s easy and healthy recipes that kick up the flavour:

Make Your Own Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

2 cups chickpeas, cooked (or 1 15oz can)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp sea salt
roasted garlic, from one bulb

Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut about 1/2 inch off the top of the bulb of garlic, exposing the top of each garlic clove.
  3. Remove the excess outside layers of the bulb by peeling them away.
  4. Brush the top with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Cover with foil and roast for about 30 minutes until the garlic feels 'soft'.
  6. Let cool then squeeze out individual cloves.
  7. Add all ingredients into blender or food process well and blend until smooth.

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

2 cups chickpeas, cooked (or one 15oz can)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 lime, juiced
2 small ripe avocados 
Cayenne pepper to taste 

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth

Make Your Own Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Hummus

2 cups chickpeas, cooked (or one 15oz can)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth.

 

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