Dips

Mexican Hummous

Making your own hummous is great fun and can bring an interesting variety to a meal or snack! It is also easy to store in your fridge for a couple of days so you can always make a huge batch and enjoy it without worrying that it will spoil.

Tahini is the most consistent ingredient used to make hummous and it is a fantastic source of nutrition! Tahini is rich in many of the important minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, lecithin, iron and potassium! Additionally it is a great source of methionine which helps the liver during the detoxification process. When it comes to easy ways to get calcium into your diet, tahini is the perfect choice as it brings high amounts even in small quantities. On top of all of this, it promotes healthy cell growth whilst also protecting against anaemia!

To make enough hummous to serve a party of four, gather the following ingredients:

1 x 400g tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
50g of coriander
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup or 60ml of tahini
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. of coconut nectar, honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup or 60ml water

All you have to do to create this delicious hummous is simply put all of the ingredients except the water into your food processer or high-speed blender. Give this a good whizz until it has reached close to the desired texture. The next step is to gradually pour in the the water until the you have that lovely hummous consistency. You can then top this with some more zest and even some chilli flakes if you like – it is now ready to serve! This hummous is especially great for corn chips or sliced red pepper!

mexican hummous the flexi foodie

16 comments

  1. I would put a sprinkle of cloves since to me, it overpowers hummus, and add cilantro. Your black beans will add so much to this healthy and tasty dish. Thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  2. l am an expert making Hummous the Lebanese style..(chick peas,water,tahini,salt,lemon ,juice,garlic,,and Cumin the secret to add a beautiful taste .) l will try the Mexican recipe..Regards.

  3. Oh that’s funny! I just posted some mexican hummus too today! Mine is quite different though, the student version made with just a few ingredients and chickpea-based. But your’s sounds delicious indeed, especially as I LOVE fresh coriander!

  4. Great recipe and wonderful blog….your healthy happy spirit is in the same vein of my passion…slow cosmetic or the art of using natural ingredient as beauty skincare…

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