I absolutely love hummus, it’s one of my favourite go to snacks. It tastes delicious with some crunchy veggies, gluten free crackers, a bowl of delicious crisps or even piled high on the side of a salad. There’s absolutely nothing about it that I don’t love! I always make sure that I have a pot (or two) in the fridge, and it’s usually homemade.
I always thought that hummus would be difficult to make, I thought it’d need tonnes of ingredients or take a million different steps to create. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! The recipe is actually so simple and easy to make and only takes about 5 minutes to put together. Hummus really is a staple in my diet and I can’t imagine not being able to enjoy my favourite snack!
But, while I was making my last batch something suddenly dawned on me… one of the main ingredients in hummus is tahini – a.k.a sesame seed paste. Sesame is one of the 14 major allergens, and is a food that for many people is something that just isn’t safe to eat. Allergies are horrible and are so constrictive, dictating what you can and can’t eat…. And as an allergy sufferer myself I know too well how annoying it is to love the taste of something you just can’t have. I hate the thought of someone not being able to enjoy something because of allergies, so I was determined to create a tahini free hummus that everyone can enjoy, regardless of any allergies.
I will admit, I was a bit weary about making a sesame free hummus. But, just like the traditional recipe, this was surprisingly simple and a lot easier than I ever imagined. All I did was remove the tahini from my original recipe and add a little extra liquid. The flavour is exactly the same as the regular recipe, except that the texture is slightly chunkier and doesn’t have the ‘paste’ quality from the tahini. But, you can always add a little more liquid if you want it to be smoother.
So simple and easy to make, I love making ‘free from’ recipes for everyone to enjoy. You can make this plain, or add in any additions to help flavour the hummus such as carrots or beetroot.
Simple, delicious and quick and easy to make. Snack time just got a lot more interesting.