Wednesday, 23 August 2017

failsafe hummus (inspired by The Happy Pear)

I've been meaning to upload this recipe for ages - since I first tried it a couple of months ago.. it's the first hummus (*yummus) recipe I've found that works amazingly every time. FAILSAFE. This is inspired by The Happy Pear's recipe, check them out here - they have loads of awesome, simple vegan recipes on their channel 💚 Also if you get the chance to visit their restaurant in Greystones, Wicklow - do it! I just went at the weekend and I'm already planning my return 🌿

Most recipes I've tried in the past tended to have taste/texture issues - too lemony, too liquidy.. the list goes on! There are a couple of secrets to this recipe's success:

→WHIP IT: Start off with blending the lemon juice and tahini for about a minute until it has a whipped consistency. Doing this will yield a lighter, less dense hummus 👍

→DE-SHELL: This second step isn't necessary, especially if you don't mind a chunkier hummus..but if you're after a smooth, silky consistency -  this is key. I've only actually done this for two batches. Cos I'm lazy 👀

Let me know what you think!

  • 400g tin of chickpeas, shelled if you want super smooth hummus!
  • 3 tbsp of aquafaba (chickpea juice 😃 lol)
  • 2 tbsp of tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of cumin
  • Sprinkle of cayenne pepper

Add tahini and lemon juice to blender/processor and blend for around a minute - until the consistency is 'whipped'. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you reach desired consistency. 

Enjoy - you will be addicted like me! 
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