It has been some time since I last posted a recipe. Sadly it has been very much same old – same old for me during the lockdowns. Today, however, I decided to literally spice things up a bit by making some homemade spicy hummus. This is an easy (or even cheaters) recipe as I have not gone through the whole process of soaking and preparing my own beans. That said I think this is far nicer than most store bought varieties and a lot less expensive.
- Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans) – 400 g can in water
- Haricot Beans (Navy Beans or similar) – 400 g can in water
- Garlic – 1 large clove
- Lemon Juice – 1 Tbs
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 Tbs
- Curry Paste – 1 Tbs (I use Tikka)
- Cajun Spice – 1 tsp
- Water – < 1 Tbs (as needed)
Peel the garlic and blitz in a food processor. Then add the curry paste, lemon juice, and spice. Drain the tins of beans/peas and add to the processor and blitz on high for one minute. With a spoon stir the mixture to allow any chucks to be moved to the blades, and blitz again for half a minute. You can if needed add splashes of water to reach your desired consistency (I prefer mine on the thick side). Spoon into a storage bowl and chill. That’s all there is to it.