Hummus is proof that some of the best tasting things in life are the simplest to make. It can be rustled up with just six ingredients and requires no cooking – only a food processor. Although it's home to the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa...It is now the hottest throughout North America and being enjoyed for breakfast with eggs, as a dip with pita, in a sandwich, the possibilities are endless. Keep it stocked in your fridge and never buy store bought again!
2 x 400g cans of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for decoration)
4 tsp tahini
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp crushed sea salt
6 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
3 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
Drain chickpeas reserving liquid, and place in food processor. Add tahini, crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice and 4 tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the cans. Turn on food processor and slowly pour in oil while it runs.
When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, remove into a serving dish. Drizzle with some more extra-virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas. Sprinkle with paprika and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves.