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Basic Hummus Recipe

 
Make your own hummus at home! Hummus is a healthy and tasty snack that’s easy to prepare and soft enough to not be a choking hazard for your baby or toddler when they eat it. It’s also a great source of complete protein, iron, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin E. Have a go at making our basic hummus recipe.
Make your own hummus at home!

Hummus is a healthy and tasty snack that’s easy to prepare and soft enough to not be a choking hazard for your baby or toddler when they eat it.

It’s also a great source of complete protein, iron, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.

Have a go at making our basic hummus recipe.
 

Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 2 to 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


To make the hummus

  • Drain the chickpeas if using canned and place all the ingredients in a food processor.
 
  •  Blend the ingredients on a low speed for several minutes until the hummus is completely smooth.
 
  • If the mixture seems very thick, add extra olive oil or water to loosen it up.
 
  • The hummus is ready to eat once the consistency is nice and creamy.


Tips

  • Hummus is best served as soon as it’s prepared, but you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. If it’s been refrigerated, bring it to room temperature before serving, as it improves the texture.
 
  • Hummus can also be frozen for up to one month. Stir thoroughly after thawing if any separation occurs.
 
  • This recipe gives you a fairly robust flavour. In addition to leaving out the tahini, you may like to reduce the amounts of garlic and lemon juice used, gradually increasing the quantities when your baby enjoys them and they show no sign of an allergic reaction.

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