Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cucumber & Chickpea Hummus

This is yummy with savoury biscuits, as a chip dip, or as a healthier snack, used as a dip with veggies.

1 cup peeled & diced english cucumber
2 tbs water
1 tsp ground flax seeds (I'll probably add at least double that next time - make it extra healthy!)
1 400g / 15oz can of chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
2 1/2 tbs organic tahini
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
salt to taste
  •  Place cucumber, water & flax into a food processor & blend on high until frothy
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
  • Pour into serving dish and refrigerate until chilled and slightly thicker
This is a really healthy dip!  It's so easy to make, so definitely worth it to make your own instead of buying ones which often contain other nasty ingredients that you can just do without.  Tahini is of course made from sesame seeds, which are really good for you too.  To improve this hummus health-wise, you could cook your own chickpeas isntead of buying canned ones.

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