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To celebrate World Vegan Day and the worldwide movement towards a more flexitarian lifestyle, we decided to offer some recipes on everyone’s favourite and healthiest dip, spread and protein-rich snack – Hummus!

Did you know you can make tasty hummus in your own home, cheaper and healthier than the store-bought varieties? It’s easy too – all you need is a blender.  The Middle Eastern favourite is basically blended chickpeas. (In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas!)

We’ve got 4 super recipes for you to try.

Traditional Hummus

Traditional Hummus

This recipe for traditional hummus is a great starting point to making your own hummus. It offers instructions to cooking from raw or using a tin of chickpeas.

Our recipe calls for optional Tahini to get a hummus that rivals the store-bought deep flavour you are used to.

Avocado Hummus

avocado hummus

Hummus flavour combinations are endless. Avocado is everyone’s favourite. Combine it into protein-packed hummus and you’ve got the perfect meal, starter or party snack.

Avo hummus is a great alternative to guacamole. A dash of lemon juice and fresh coriander add to the Mexican flavour.

Sundried Tomato Hummus

Red pepper hummus

This is a recipe for a roasted red pepper & sundried tomato hummus is just bursting with flavour! The vibrant red will also add a dash of bright colour to any dish; a strong contrast if served alongside green vegetables. This recipe has a few more steps, but the end product is definitely worthwhile.

Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate hummus with pitas

And lastly for our pièce de résistance, and gem recipe for the day: Chocolate Hummus. Oh yes, you heard correctly!

We know what you’re thinking, but we urge you to give it a try. What could be better than healthy protein-packed, quick and easy, chocolate deliciousness?

This recipe is also a great healthy sarmie spread if your child’s school is peanut-free.