Tuesday, 31 March 2020

RECIPE: Chipotle & Nut Butter Hummus


I love hummus, I really do. The annoying thing though is that I just don't like shop bought hummus. It find it just too acidy. Maybe it's the preservatives of the fact it's just made in a factory, but I'm just not a fan. 

Hummus for me is smooth, creamy and rich. Like the type you get in a traditional middle eastern restaurant. So because of this, over the years I have played with many a recipe at home. Some really successful, others sadly not. This one today however was delicious!

I decided I wanted to make hummus, so opened my pantry only to find I didn't have any tahini - and after searching on Amazon, it was 'on offer' for £18 for two jars! Erm... no, I think not! 

Lockdown has made me play with some recipes without a doubt and so here is my chipotle and nut butter hummus!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 can of chickpeas drained
  • 2 tbsp garlic oil (or Extra Virgin Olive oil and 1/2 a minced garlic clove)
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Good grinding of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsps almond butter
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp greek yoghurt (optional)
  • Chipotle paste (if you don't have this, you can leave it out and just have plain hummus)
  • Pinch of Z'atar to garnish
  • Ice water
METHOD

Chickpea topping
  • Mix together a couple of spoonfuls of chickpeas with a drizzle of chilli oil and a little chipotle paste in a small bowl.
  • Place in an air fryer to roast for 10 minutes or fry in a small frying pan until they are golden
Hummus
  • In a food processor add the chickpeas, garlic oil, lemon juice, almond butter, peanut butter and chipotle paste and blitz for a few seconds until combined.
  • Add the yoghurt and blitz again for another few seconds.
  • I like my hummus super creamy and smooth, so with the motor running, I like to add 1-2 tbsps of ice water down the funnel to get it to the right consistency. You decide how smooth you like it though.
  • Taste for seasoning and add anything extra you feel you might need i.e. more lemon, more salt etc
  • Serve in a bowl with chickpeas on top, a sprinkle of z'atar and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Enjoy with some crackers or with your dinner.
I hope you found this useful,

Thanks so much for reading,

Em x
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