Do you know a person who does not like hummus? I don´t. As far as I am concerned, everyone loves hummus. No wonder about that – hummus is a light meal boosting with nutrients, it is very versatile (you can add whatever you want to it) and it can change colours, too! No wonder so many vegans swear by this meal!
I am sure that you already know that chickpeas are a great source of protein, but what about the curry powder? Is it any good for our health? You bet it is! This spice originated in South Asia and became very popular worldwide. It has the typical yellow colour thanks to turmeric which helps to prevent certain types of cancer, high blood pressure and heals inflammation in your body.
I fell in love with the curry version of hummus when my boyfriend brought it home one day. Convenience is a perfect thing, but, in my honest opinion, you can never be absolutely sure about what is in your meal when you are buying it in a store. The hummus was lovely but quite pricey for a little pack so I decided to make my own instead the next time.
And what a great decision it was! Hummus is easy to make (you can find the recipe for the traditional hummus here), no cooking required and you will need a minimum of ingredients. I am in a life-long relationship with curry so adding it to the hummus was a cherry on top. Extra points for the lovely yellow colour!
*Check out my new video on how to make curry hummus *
You will need:
1 can chickpeas (rinsed)
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons curry
3-4 fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon salt
Rinse the chickpeas and transfer them to the food processor. Add all the other ingredients and pulse until your hummus have a paste-like consistency. Add some water if you find the hummus too thick.
This is my charming helper who did all the mixing:
That´s it. Such a simple recipe but so much joy comes out of it! 🙂
I like to eat hummus with tons of vegetables but it goes quite nicely with tortillas and bread as well. I sometimes like to eat hummus with falafel (chickpeaception).
Let us know in the comment what alternations of hummus you love! 🙂