Sunday, 22 June 2014

Easy Recipe - Hummus & Flatbread

Hummus and flatbread is easily one of my favourite snacks, and it's not too unhealthy when it's shop bought either! But I'd never made hummus from scratch before, despite being told a million times that it's easy and I should try it.. So I finally did, and it really is super simple, and much tastier than store-bought hummus.

Let's start with the hummus!..

All you need is..
  • Chickpeas (feel free to de-shell the chickpeas for a smoother hummus)
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • Half or one clove of garlic (chopped or crushed)
  • 1-2 tbsp salt
  • 4-5 tbsp water
I've given really unspecific measurements for the ingredients, but it's all down to how you want it to taste, or how you prefer the texture. I added everything bit by bit until I was happy. Depending on how much you like garlic, be careful about how much you add, I added a whole clove and it is VERY garlicky!
  1. Add the chickpeas, salt, garlic, some lemon juice, some olive oil and water into a food processor.
  2. Mix until it begins to form a paste, if it's too thick or if it's not smooth at all, simply add more water and olive oil. Be sure to taste it occasionally and add more lemon juice, salt or even pepper to your taste.
  3. Carry on adding your ingredients between mixing until you reach a consistency that you prefer.

And now for the flatbread..

All you need is..
  • 100g plain flour
  • 125g natural yoghurt
  • Salt and pepper
  • Water (if needed)
  • Olive oil (for the frying pan)
This flatbread recipe is the simplest recipe there is! 
  1. Mix the flour and yoghurt with salt and pepper to your taste. Add more yoghurt or water (if you've run out of yoghurt) if there is too much flour in your bowl. 
  2. Separate into two balls, and roll them both out into a circular shape, make sure you dust flour onto your surface.
  3. Add a tbsp of olive oil to a frying pan, and warm the flatbreads through. You'll know they're ready as they'll begin to change colour and simply look like flatbread! 
And you're all done, these two recipes are SO simple, and it only takes about 30-45mins to make everything. The recipe makes plenty of hummus and two flatbreads, so it'll last for more than one serving (unless you just can't stop eating because it's so yummy!). You could also eat your hummus with carrots or peppers, it goes well with so many different things, enjoy!


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