Hu-made Hummus

hoummus, hommus, hommos, humos, hummous, hummus,  حُمُّص, hu-cares? It’s packed with protein and fibre, it’s super snackable and simple to make. To up the protein power, I added in 2 scoops Herbalife Formula 3 Protein Powder. I can feel my muscles bulge just thinking of it.

The Before” Beans…



  • 1 can cooked chickpeas (or soak and boil dried chickpeas)
  • 2 Tbsp. Herbalife Formula 3 protein powder
  • Handful of coriander, picked from your personal herb garden *gloat, gloat*
  • 2 Tbsp. good quality, cold pressed olive oil
  • Chilli and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Secret ingredient alert:

PB 2

If you don’t have tahini, a good Tbsp of peanut butter does the trick. *gloat alert!*… mine is homemade (olive oil, peanuts, a little salt, a very tired blender).

Simply place all ingredients in a food processor and taste as you go (Score!) to see how much of each ingredient you need, adding as you go. I was a few tastes in when I realised something was missing. Don’t forget:

  • Lemon juice!

I dashed to the garden, only two find two measly lemons on the lemon tree, so small and green that they looked like limes. So teeny-tiny that I squeezed them by cutting them in half, and biting each one on the skin to squeeze out the juice. Works a charm, but prepare to de-pip the mix.

After a few pulses (pun alert!), the hummus is photo-ready. Be warned… nearby mothers cannot resist the urge to adjust your plating, resulting in a Mom PhotoBomb:

Mom Bomb

She did let me drape her new Woolies scarf over the kitchen counter though.

Even though I’m a hummus hoover, the homemade (preservative free!) stuff  only lasts about 3 days in the fridge, so I freeze some of the spread in an ice tray, so I can pop out a cube or two when necessary:


Just remember to cover your ice tray with tinfoil or put it in a Tupperware so your hummus doesn’t end up tasting more like freezer than food.


12 thoughts on “Hu-made Hummus

  1. Also do not think that the hummus is soooo good that you should put a tub of it in your handbag – it WILL result in hummus-covered keys and cellphone 😉

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