Homemade Hummus – Blender Recipe
The Kitchen Genie High Performance (1500 Watt) Blender can whizz chickpeas and/or whole sesame seeds together to produce an extra silky-smooth hummus without globules of tahini or oil. Don’t forget to add seasonings. The attraction of making homemade hummus is in the ways you can customise it, so be brave and add some seasoning.
• 1 (400 ml) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed. Reserve a few whole chick peas for serving.
• 2 tbsp good quality olive oil –( try extra virgin olive oil)
• 2 tbsp good quality tahini (sesame seed paste)
• 3 to 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
• 2 small garlic cloves, crushed.
• 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water as required to process (1/4 of an average cup should be fine)
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
If you want to make it more exciting and spice it up, try adding:-
• 1 jalapeno, chopped and de-seeded (or seeded it you want it hotter)
• Depending on your tastes try additional olive oil or 2 tsp paprika or 1 tbs cumin to main dry ingredients.
• To garnish add chopped fresh mint or parsley and a few of the reserved chickpeas on top. You could even just sprinkle a couple tsp of paprika on top
1. Measure out the ingredients
2. Place ingredients into the blender, liquid first (excluding the water) followed by the dry ingredients. Add the water as you process, adding only just what you need to create a thick creamy hummus.
3. Blend on high until its smooth. If you’re using a Kitchen Genie High Performance 1500 Watt Blender occasionally give the chick peas a push down with a clean spoon and blend again.
Note:- The finished consistency will turn out exactly like store-bought or restaurant-style hummus if it’s processed with a high powered blender like the Kitchen Genie 1500 Watt High Performance Blender.
4. Use a spatula to remove all of your hummus. Then scoop out into a bowl and top with drizzled olive oil and garnish, if required.
5. Serve with 3 or 4 pitta breads, warmed in a moderate oven for three minutes, and cut into quarters.