It wasn’t strictly a master class but I witnessed a whole new way of mixing hummus when visiting Bethany of Dirty Kitchen Secrets a few days ago.
Apparently the trick is, when the processor is doing it’s thing, you grab it and rock it back and forth violently on the kitchen work top.I was impressed with the results, Beth’s hummus was a lot smoother than ones I have made in the past. I will post pictures of our food blogging barbecue meet up soon.
Ted loves supermarket hummus but always rejects mine. Having watched Beth make hers, I don’t think I’ve been mixing it long enough. I have a feeling Ted would take much delight in me shaking the food processor about but I don’t want to give him any ideas. He’s already attacked my kitchen scales this evening, pretending to weigh oranges, limes and lemons, it’s wonder I can weigh anything accurately.
Fortunately with hummus you don’t really need to and although I’ve given instructions below, there’s barely a recipe either. I do like to flavour my hummus, traditionally it would be made with lemon juice but lime and coriander are one of my favourite flavour combos and I decided to give it a try. To serve I ground some harissa spices on the top that I had ready mixed but you could sprinkle over some chilli flakes and coarse salt if you can’t track these down.
You may also like my sweet potato hummus post here.
Do you have any unorthodox cooking tricks you’d like to share?
Lime and Coriander Hummus
1 x 400g can chick peas, drained
2 tbsp tahini
100ml extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves crushed garlic
Juice of 1 lime
4tbsp chopped fresh coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Blitz the chick peas, tahini, crushed garlic, lime juice and olive oil in the food processor. Add more oil if you want it smoother. Rocking the processor backwards and forwards on the counter is optional but do it if you dare.
2. When you are more or less happy with the texture, add the coriander leaves last. Add enough so that the hummus is tinted green but do not pulverise too much so that the colour stays as large flecks.
3. Season to taste and drizzle some olive oil over before serving with triangles of toasted pitta bread.
Coriander used to be a tricky herb for me but i love it with lime in hummus so this is so yum (and in carrot coriander soup!). Beth has some amazing cooking tricks doesn't she! That I shall keep in mind for when i make hummus. A little sad I couldn't make it to the bbq but glad you guys had fun!
Bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets) says
Well yes haha now that you put it that way I can see how violent i can get with my food processor yikes! LOL! Another tip that is important to smoothness is removing the skins. It's much easier when hummus is made from dry chickpeas and then once cooked, shock them in cold water to get the skins removed. It really makes a difference as when i'm lazy and i don't the hummus texture is coarser! I love your flavor combination and I will be giving it a go next time.
If you want the basic recipe it's on the blog. Big hug and kiss to little ted x
The London Foodie says
This is a refreshing and delicious variation of the more common hummus recipe – i got mine from the Syrian Foodie in London blog (he is in my blog roll), but now I can't wait to try yours!
Rambling Tart says
Ohhh, I can't wait to try this, Sarah!! These are two of my absolute favorite flavors! 🙂
Looks very delicious. Haha…I often shake my processor too. It's fun and it helps to process better.
Heavenly Housewife says
I adore humus. I actually just got a new food processor so this would be a great way to break it in.
Lovely combination of flavours Sarah. I adore hummus so will be sure to try this. Oh and I'm so pleased to find out I'm not the only one who gets 'violent' with their food processor lol.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
That's a great tip Sarah! Thanks for sharing that-I never knew to do that. And I think I might just whiz mine for a tad bit longer too next time 🙂
Love combo of Lime & Coriander Sarah. Funny enuff I do rock the mixer back & forth when I make a paste. Hope Ted enjoyed it.
Delicious flavours and gorgeous photos – is it lunchtime yet???
An Open Book says
i love hummus and bread..its like an everyday breakfast item for me…
The Grubworm says
I've never tried putting flavours into homemade hummus, other than beetroot, I think the supermarket versions put me off. I'm now inspired to give it a whirl. And, as the only processor i have is a mini herb-chopping one, i can rattle and roll it with gusto.
I really like the sound of your sweet potato version too.
Looks great! Hummus is one of my favourite dips and I love coriander too. My flatmate was similarly shocked when I picked up the blender and shook it while making pesto, sometimes even machines need a little extra help 😉
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
@diva You were missed! Hope to see you soon xx
@bethany I need to kick myself up the backside and soak some proper chick peas as they do taste better. Having said that, I don't think Ted would eat them!!!
@londonfoodie I must go check out their blog, it sounds great
@ramblingtart yes mine too
@marymoh @jenny @maunika everyone's at it it seems!
@lorraine I think she put some water in there too
@an open book Yes I eat the strangest things for breakfast!!!
@thegrubworm Beetroot? I like the sound of that
I can't wait to try this hummus. I love lime-great recipe!
Barbara Bakes says
I'm often too impatient with making sauces, but I'll have to try the shaking trick.
Deeba PAB says
Oh thank you for letting the dirty kitchen secrets out Sarah. Now we know how Bethany rocks it!! Looks great to me, and I love the lime & coriander twist!! Divine!
Heather Davis says
Loving the Emma Bridgewater plates Sarah! And the hummus looks pretty good too. LOL. Will have to try the shaking method next time I make it.
Oh! Love this version of hummus, like it, lime and coriander sounds very tasty 🙂
Wow, this looks wonderful! I've only ever tried traditional hummus. I definitely want to try this!
Oh, this looks delicious Sarah. Hummus with a twist! I do love that you are honest.
Oooh I didn't know about the rocking the food processor trick. I now know! 😀 I've tried making hummus in the past but it has never tasted very good, whereas Beth's was ridiculously good.
I like the flavour variation in yours, lime anything is always a good thing.
Amy @ cookbookmaniac says
I love cranberries in cookies. It balances out the sweetness of the sugar. Add an orange flavour is genius.
Oh this sounds gorgeous!!!