Hummus is a great snack and full of tahini which is brilliant for boosting calcium levels so do bear that in mind if you have a child that struggles with dairy or indeed has an intolerance. Chickpeas are low in fat and good for lowering cholesterol.
This really is one of those recipes where you have to taste and figure out the way you like your hummus. This is the way I like mine.
- 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 tbsp tahini
- ½-1 tsp cumin
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 small garlic clove
- Place everything into a mixer and blend. It will be very thick so add some water to help to loosen.
- If you want to get even more calcium into your child, serve with broccoli crudites.
- This is wonderful served with toasted pitta bread cut into soldier-like strips for dipping.
If using as a dip (for an adult occasion) and want to make it look a bit fancier you can drizzle with olive oil, salt and sprinkle with cayenne or paprika. Or if you have an old chilli and some fresh herbs like coriander or parsley, chop them and add.
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