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Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is going to make you question why you ever bought from the store in the first place. A very easy recipe made super clean by using a high quality oil such as olive oil, the way hummus should be made!

Why is this Homemade Hummus so good?

Unfortunately, there are very few store bought options for hummus that I would consider healthy or gut friendly. This is because most contain vegetable oils (I assume because they are so cheap) rather than using a high quality olive oil. The one brand I love in Australia which is sold in most supermarkets is Pilpel. The Pilpel hummus is made with olive oil and does not contain any strange ingredients like almost every other brand available at the supermarket.

If you’re looking for a preservative free, healthy and nutritious homemade hummus, then this is the perfect recipe for you!

Is garlic necessary in this Homemade Hummus recipe?

You might be wondering if garlic is necessary in this recipe as I know many of you may be on a low FODMAP or similar type of diet, temporarily while you are healing your gut. If this is the case, I recommend using a garlic infused olive oil so that you still get a slight garlic taste in the hummus recipe but it is not necessary.

I LOVE garlic, and it was probably one of the hardest foods for me to avoid while I was healing my gut. My preference is for this recipe to have quite a strong garlic taste but I realise that is not for everyone so please feel free to alter the amount of garlic (if any) to your liking.

Serving Homemade Hummus

I love to make this hummus if we are having guests over. The green colour and delicious flavour combination of avocado, chickpeas and lime juice ALWAYS intrigues my friends and sparks a conversation about what is in the recipe. simple pour into a small or shallow serving bowl and serve with a charcuterie plate and crackers.

I also like to make this recipe as a healthy snack option to have on hand for us during the week. Here are some the ways I enjoy this homemade hummus:

GREEN GARLIC HUMMUS

Ingredients for Homemade Hummus

  • Chickpeas – I use tinned. Be sure to wash and drain thoroughly.
  • Avocado
  • Fresh lime juice – I don’t like using the bottled stuff as it contains preservatives which are unnecessary when we have plenty of beautiful fresh limes available in Australia
  • Olive oil
  • Tahini
  • Garlic
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chili flakes (optional)

Instructions for Homemade Hummus

  • Open, drain, thoroughly rinse and dry the chickpeas from the can.
  • Crush garlic cloves, if using.
  • Place chickpeas and crushed garlic into a food processor and add all other ingredients. My food processor is from Kmart and does the job just fine. You could also try using a high speed blender to make this recipe.
  • Combine for one minute and stop to scrape down the sides before mixing for a further minute. Continue to do so until the hummus is smooth and all ingredients are combined.
  • Optional: if your hummus is too thick, try adding 1-2 tbsp of water or extra olive oil, to thin out the consistency.
  • Serve straight away or store for later.

How to Store Homemade Hummus

This hummus is best consumed fresh however, small, airtight glass or plastic containers are your best friend when it comes to storing. Due to the avocado, this recipe does not last as long as a regular hummus might. You may notice that the hummus starts to brown after a few days (similar to an avocado, once cut open). You can simply scrap off the brown layer from the top and enjoy the green hummus underneath, but I do not recommend storing in the fridge for longer than three days.

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Homemade Hummus

Make your own healthy, preservative free hummus at home! This homemade hummus will have your friends begging for the recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tin organic chickpeas (425g)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Open, drain, thoroughly rinse and dry the chickpeas from the can.
  • Crush garlic cloves (if using) to your desired amount*.
  • Place chickpeas and crushed garlic into a food processor and add all other ingredients.
  • Combine for one minute and stop to scrape down the sides before mixing for a further minute. Continue to do so until the hummus is smooth and all ingredients are combined.
  • Optional: if your hummus is too thick, try adding 1-2 tbsp of water or extra olive oil, to thin out the consistency.
  • Serve straight away or transfer to an airtight container to store in the fridge for up to three days.

Notes

*I like this recipe with LOADS of garlic. Be sure to alter to your liking.

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