If you know me personally, you will know that I am a self confessed hummus-aholic (yes, that’s a thing!). It’s simple, it’s comforting, it’s vegan, and it’s relatively healthy (more so when you make your own)- I couldn’t ask for more in a snack! Give me a pot of this turmeric hummus with some freshly toasted pita and I could devour the whole thing in one sitting- which is quite worrying I guess!
I started making my own hummus this year as I found it a much cheaper way to accommodate to my addiction! Whilst I enjoyed experimenting with different ingredients and flavour combos, I always found that there was something missing when comparing it to the shop-bought ones…
I then came across this easy turmeric hummus recipe from the Minimalist Baker, and was COMPLETELY blown away. It is an absolute game changer as the ginger and turmeric adds so much refreshing flavour and I think it’s going to become a weekly kitchen creation!
TURMERIC HUMMUS RECIPE
This is a really easy vegan turmeric hummus recipe to follow so give it a try!Prep Time 10 minutesCook Time 5 minutesTotal Time 15 minutesServings 4 people
For the hummus
- 3/4 tin chickpeas the rest will be used for the topping
- 80 g tahini
- 1/2 squeezed lemon
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cm grated ginger
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 30 ml olive oil
- 3 tbsp water
For the topping
- 1/4 can chickpeas rinsed and dried with a tissue
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- cracked pepper and salt to season
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 red onion finely chopped
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1 tbsp soya sauce
Add the chickpeas, cumin, pepper and salt in a bowl, and mix so that the seasoning coats the chickpeas.
Heat a frying pan with olive oil on medium heat, add the red onion and sauté until slightly translucent then add the crushed garlic
Add the chickpeas and continue to stir on low heat for around 5 minutes until the chickpeas are almost golden
Add the soya sauce and allow it to caramelise, then take it off the heat. Leave to cool
Add all the houmous ingredients to a blender (I used my friend's Nutribullet)
Blend until smooth, taste and add more lemon/ginger (for some extra p'zaz), or water/olive oil for it to be more runny/creamy.
Add the topping you made earlier
Enjoy with some sliced carrots/red pepper/celery etc, and try your best not to eat it all at once!
I decided to add some stir-fried chickpeas to the top, this isn't an essential part but it does take your hummus to a whole new level, so if you have the time I would defo recommend this step!
Are you a hummus-aholic too? Comment below if so, and let me know if you try this out!