As I mentioned earlier in the week, I have a new food processor/juicer/blender toy and I’m loving playing with it, so pretty much everything I cook at the moment has at least one element going through the machine! I’m particularly loving the juicing mechanism, but also whipped up some hummus to snack on at work.
Hummus is such an easy dip to make, and the best part about making your own is you can tinker with it to suit your own preferences. I like it with quite a bit of lemon and garlic, and also am quite partial to a fair shake of paprika mixed in, so I up the balance in favour of those ingredients, but you can change it up to suit your own tastebuds.
- Can of organic chickpeas – washed and drained
- Lemon juice
- 2 tbs tahini
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt and Pepper
- Pop all ingredients except the salt and pepper in the blender
- Blend well, then season with salt and pepper to taste
- If it’s too thick, add additional oil (or water if you prefer)
- Sprinkle with paprika to serve
I’m particularly loving playing with juice combinations – so far I have been using apple, orange, pineapple, carrot, celery and ginger but I have some beetroot to throw into the mix as well.
What are your favourite juice combinations? Anything you recommend I try?