By Spice Spice Baby 6 months +, Adult, Baby Led Weaning, Baby Purees, Kid, Lunch Box, Snack, Sumac, Toddler
August 17, 2016
Hummus is my best friend on a lazy day (and all days). It is delicious, satisfying, healthy and versatile. In a pinch, it makes for the perfect kid lunch, slathered into a pita pocket with some chopped avocado thrown in. A large dollop with oven-roasted potatoes and sautéed greens makes for a very happy dinner and my son and his friends love dipping veggie sticks into it for a snack! I like it best on its own straight from the fridge, it's creaminess deceiving me into thinking I'm enjoying a forbidden treat.
Packed with plant-based protein, good-for-you fats, iron, zinc, potassium, B vitamins like folate and gut-friendly fibre, this creamy classic from the Middle East can be yours to lap up in less than minutes. It's tempting to buy but ridiculously easy to make and even more delicious in its DIY version.
Without further ado, let's get blending.
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1 15 oz can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons tahini (white sesame paste)
2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling
1/2 teaspoon plus a few extra pinches salt (skip for babies)
Large pinch sumac (or cumin, paprika and coriander for a Moroccan twist)
Blend all the ingredients except the sumac (or cumin and paprika) until smooth, adding a splash more cold water if necessary to achieve a creamy texture. Check the salt and adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with sumac (or cumin and paprika if you prefer) and drizzle with a little olive oil. Enjoy with crackers, chopped veg, on pita bread, in a sandwich or on its own. It should keep covered in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Found it. Thank you.
You’re welcome! This is definitely garlicky so you can cut back to 1 clove if you prefer it less intense. Let me know what you think! x
I saw you on the Weekend Today show today and I love you!!!!!! Where can you purchase sumac spice.
Awww thank you! I get my sumac from Burlap and Barrel you can google them. Top notch spices.