Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Lemon Hummus






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Lemon Hummus
by May-2-2018
Citrussy lemon and lime flavours added to creamy chickpea puree makes this hummus rustic and flavoursome.

Ingredients:

  • 400 g tinned precooked chickpeas in water
  • 1/2 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin Lemon infused Biolea olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt  
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 3 sprigs dill finely chopped (optional)

Method:

1. In a blender add the sesame seeds, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and blend to a smooth paste. 2. Drain the chickpeas and reserve the water.To the sesame seed paste add the drained chickpeas, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon and lime juice and blend to a smooth paste only adding a tablespoon or two of the drained chickpea water if the mixture is too thick.3.Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped dill and a drizzle of lemon infused olive oil. Serve the hummus with pitta bread, crackers or vegetable crudites.

Details


Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: None Total time: 10 mins Yield: Serves 4


NB-The consistency of the hummus is to personal preference, I like my hummus with a little texture but blend it to whatever you prefer.

Instead of the sesame seeds paste you can add shop bought Tahini if you prefer.





I used my tried and trusted Optimum 9400 to make my hummus. The blender is so versatile and powerful that it grinds, pulses, makes icecream, soups and amazing smoothies and nut butters too. It is easy to clean and maintain too.


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I love Greek Cuisine, and on my recent trip the Crete I had the opportunity to sample so many different dishes that I am excited to recreate them and feature them on my blog.
Some Greek Dishes that you make like are:
Tzatziki
Veggie Phyllo Baskets
Roasted Vegetable tart with Feta



27 comments:

  1. I love hummus so I'm always willing to try a new variety. I think the citrus would be great at cutting through the richness of the chickpeas.

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  2. I've never made hummus before, but I really should! This looks like a really delicious recipe, I love the flavour of lemon x

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  3. We have a big family BBQ coming up so I will have to try my hand at this for that.

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  4. Lemon and hummus? Literally nothing could go wrong. Hummus is probably by far my most favorite thing in the entire world. You can never have too much hummus.

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  5. I love everything about lemon. I will try out this recipe.

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  6. I am having a party this weekend and will need to serve this, thanks for the idea!

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  7. I love new hummus recipes - I can't stand the plain but this sounds like a great alternative to my normal hummus and rosemary standby!

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  8. Great idea with all the delicious seasonings in this hummus. Looks really tasty!

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  9. I love hummus everything, and this lemon humus would be just perfect as a topping and a dip. A great idea! The dill makes a nice flavour to it too.

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  10. this hummus sounds super delicious!! Im totally making it today!

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  11. I LOVE hummus and this sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing - I didn't even know you could make hummus at home!

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  12. I've never attempted to make my own hummus but you've made it sound so easy! I'm going to give it a go this weekend!

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  13. This sounds so tasty, I never make my own hummus but I might just have to and try this one!

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  14. I absolutely love hummus. I am definitely going to make this great post 😊

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  15. I love to make hummus from scratch and this variation looks so good!

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  16. I love humous, I've always wanted to make it myself. I'll definitely give your recipe ago!

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  17. Ohh I love making home made hummus although it's been a while since I last did and I love the idea of adding some lemon for that extra kick and zest

    Laura x

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  18. Never heard of hummus. Thanks for introducing as it looks delicious. Will try to make it at home.

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  19. I do love hummus but have never made my own. It looks delicious. Kaz

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  20. I am ashamed to say that I have never tried hummus. Sounds yummy though

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  21. I love hummus but have never dared try to make it myself! This looks so simple though that I am keen to give it a go. Also it would be simple to change some of the ingredients to make other versions too :)

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  22. Ooh I've never tried lemon hummus before but I think it might be nice with summer salads now I think about it!

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  23. Sadly, I am the only one in my family that loves hummus. Oh well, not an issue. I will make this and have my me time. Good food, a good book, and me! Nice.

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  24. Oh this is interesting. I love hummus and I know that there's some sourness to it but I dunno if adding more lemon to it would make it more palatable. I already like the mild sourness to the regular hummus.

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  25. Now this sounds all kinds of perfect t. Whilst I do use a little lemon in m hummus, I've not really used as the featured element of the dish, but will certainly give this a go.

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  26. Love homemade hummus. Your trip to Crete sounded wonderful and your photo is gorgeous as ever.

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  27. Hummus is something I have never tried before so I couldn’t comment on its flavour but lemon is always a refreshing ingredient to add into something for a bit lighter

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