Hummus which is like ‘store-bought’
I’ve been making my own hummus for years and it’s nice, but it was never like the stuff you buy in the supermarket (which my boys were more than happy to remind me of).
I was recipe surfing and stumbled across this hummus recipe.
There were a few tips in there that seemed like extra ‘faff’, but OMG transformational.
Now I’m hoping you’re not all thinking “well, durh, Judith, where have you been, under a rock?”. But this was hands down a total game-changing hummus. I will be making this week-in-week out.
It’s one of the ‘5 a day’ so if you do have a child who struggles with veg but is okay with dips it’s definitely worth a try.
If that’s a step too far wait for my choc hummus – which is like choc brownie dough. Heaven!!
1 can chickpeas
1/3 – 1/2 tsp baking soda
Lemon juice (to taste)
1 clove garlic
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cumin
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
– This is the genius part. Boil the beans, plus liquid in a pan with the baking soda. Turn the heat down and simmer, covered for 20+ minutes
– Chop the garlic finely and soak in the lemon juice
– Put the chickpeas and water into a blender once cooled a little
– Add the cumin, lemon + garlic, salt and olive oil
– Blitz until smooth
– Add more oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin to taste (I added a lot more lemon)
The super soft chickpeas give you a far better texture.
The garlic soaked in lemon is far less harsh.
*adapted with thanks from Cookie and Kate
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/