Artichoke Hummus

Artichoke Hummus

artichoke-hummus

Fancy a dip at a moments notice but want to lose all the cream cheese and fillers you get in so often these days. Here’s your answer. And it’s dairy free, gluten free and vegan. Enjoy with celery or other veggie sticks (zucchini, carrot, cucumber…) or linseed crackers.

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HOMMUS DIP

HOMMUS DIP

So quick and easy.

Great wholefood source of protein, fibre, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and folic acid.

Use instead of butter or margarine.

hommus dip

Ingredients:

600g canned chickpeas, drained, rinsed

3 garlic cloves, crushed

100ml olive oil

2 tbs tahini paste*

1 tsp ground cumin

Juice of 1 lemon

 

Method:

Step 1: Place the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, tahini paste, cumin and lemon juice in a food processor and process until combined. Add 1/4 cup (60ml) of water and process again until quite smooth.

Step 2: Place hummus in a bowl and serve with celery, cucumber, carrot sticks or toasted pita bread.

Enjoy!