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My Favourite Hummus Recipe

· Recipes,Essential Oils

Hummus is so easy and delicious to make at home. Once you've tried this recipe I think you'll wonder why you ever bought it in a shop!

With lots of lovely fresh vegetables ripening in our garden, a fresh lunch of crunchy forage with some delicious hummus is always a hit in our house.

You will need a blender and:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid (aquafaba) and rinse them in cold water before placing them in your blender along with the tahini, peeled cloves of garlic and salt.
Take 1/3 cup of aquafaba and the juice of the lemon and cook over medium heat until boiling.
Pour the hot liquid over the chickpeas whilst running the blender until a nice smooth consistency is achieved.

Stir through the olive oil and enjoy!

I like my hummus extra lemon-y, so we add a drop of lemon essential oil to the olive oil before stirring it through. It's really important that you don't add the oil whilst the blender is running, as a powerful blend will fracture the oil molecules and make the hummus taste bitter.

Sprinkle with harissa or some smoked paprika for a beautiful look and fantastic flavour.

You can also change up the flavour of your hummus using your essential oils; I love adding 2 drops of lime and 1 drop coriander essential oil. Rosemary is also a really good oil to try, and marjoram is great too (only use a toothpick to add this oil, you need tiny amounts - you can always add more but it's tough to take away!)

Have a play and do let me know if you come up with a great alternative to my suggestions!

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