Homemade Hummus

Hummus is packed with protein, tones of fibre and iron making it a great energy booster. This recipe takes minutes to make and tastes deliciously light and creamy. Perfect for an on the go snack served with wholemeal pitta bread or slathered between falafel. Blenders at the ready!

Ingredients: (Serves 8)
Cooking time: 10 minutes

2 15 oz cans of chickpeas
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika (to serve)
3 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper
¼ cup water

1.Drain the chickpeas thoroughly and rinse through with water.
2.Place chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, water and olive oil into a blender or food processor and whizz up until smooth.
3.Season with salt & pepper and sprinkle with paprika.

Fancy a change from regular hummus? Throw a whole avocado into the mix for a hummus rich in healthy fats.