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So easy, so good, Homemade Hummus

If you have a spare 5 mins – OK 6 with cleaning and you’re keen to get rid of some of the nasty preservative numbers in your food.

Give this a whizz!  It’s a staple in our house along with a box of celery and carrot sticks, so we have an easy and nutritious snack on hand.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tin of Chickpeas – drained and rinsed
  • Juice of 1 lemon – adjust depending how lemony you like it
  • 2 strips of lemon zest – no pith
  • 1 garlic glove – peeled
  • 2 tbsp hulled Tahini
  • 1 tsp Raw honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to season

How:

  1. Put the Garlic and Lemon Zest in your food processor of choice – I use a Bellini – aka Fake Thermomix.
  2. Process at speed 8 for 10 seconds, scrape down the bowl and do it again.
  3. Add all of the ingredients except olive oil. Blend on speed 4 for 1-2 mins
  4. Scrape down the sides and make sure no chunks are stuck under the blade.  Add Olive Oil and blend for a further 2 – 3 minutes
  5. Taste test and add more seasoning or flavour if you need too.
  6. Eat it!  Serve it with Carrot and Celery Sticks, salad, as a spread on bread….My 15 mo has a couple of celery or carrot sticks with hummus when he is teething, tonight he has it to dip chicken into – he’s obsessed with dipping, so cute!

So Tasty and Simple to make.

I store ours in and old jam jar in the fridge.  Make sure you add a date to the jar, it has no preservatives so it’s good to know when you made it.

We’re on day 5 of a 30 day challenge to increase our energy, I just set up a 30 Day Mum (&Dad) challenge facebook page if you’re keen to join us or follow along the journey.

One of my goals was to join our local Food Co-op this week, which I did and I picked up the raw honey there.  I’ve been doing Alexx Stuarts Real Food Rockstar online course and the honey was one of the things I switched this week.  There is a big nutritious difference in store bought squeezy honey and raw honey – so I’m switching to raw to see how nutrient rich I can make our foods we eat at home.  So empowering to start to better understand food and how to make the best food I can for our family.

Let us know if you have any go to snack ideas!

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