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hummus recipes

5 Hummus Recipes

While the versatile chickpea is the main traditional ingredient of hummus recipes, we have taken liberties and expanded the thinking around this tasty dip and used some non-traditional ingredients. All you need is a food processor for a quick and healthy snack.

Hummus Recipes

Traditional

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chilli
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons water

Add all the ingredients except the oil and water to a food processor. Blend until well combined and then add the olive oil. Mix well and add enough water to give a good consistency. Serve with chopped parsley, olive oil and chilli flakes.

Red pepper hummus

  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Cut the peppers into sections and place on a baking tray. Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes until the skins can be easily removed. Add all the ingredients to a food processor, except for the oil. Blend until well combined and then add the olive oil. Serve with chopped red pepper and olive oil.

Avocado Hummus

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 green chilli
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Add all ingredients to a food processor, except for the oil. Blend until well combined and then add the olive oil. Serve with chopped tomatoes, coriander and olive oil.

Spinach and artichoke hummus

  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Add all ingredients to a food processor, except for the oil. Blend until well combined and then add the olive oil. Serve with chopped spinach, artichoke hearts and olive oil.

Cannellini Herb Hummus

  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil

Add all ingredients to a food processor, except for the oil. Blend until well combined and then add the olive oil. Serve with pine nuts and olive oil.

Sweet potato hummus

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons water

Peel sweet potato, chop into cubes and steam until cooked. Add all ingredients to a food processor, except for the oil. Blend until well combined and then add the olive oil. Mix well and add enough water to give a good consistency. Serve with pine nuts, smoked paprika and olive oil.