Garlicky, lemony, nutty goodness in a deliciously smooth dip. Packed with natural protein, healthy fats and so much flavour; hummus is arguably the dreamiest of all dips.
It’s pretty difficult to improve on perfect, but I think I might have just managed it with this recipe. This lighter turmeric hummus is like pure sunshine. A little bit fruity, wonderfully bright and super creamy.
I haven’t stopped snacking on this since I made it! I hope you love it as much as me.
For this hummus recipe, I wanted to shake up these classic flavours a bit. Turmeric is an ingredient that I alway thought was only for curries, and I never gave it much consideration elsewhere. That was until I tried turmeric hummus. This sunshine coloured variation has a deliciously fresh and zingy element to it that just elevates the recipe.
Fresh turmeric is subtle, fragrant and not at all as overly powerful as I once thought. It’s a wildly versatile and underrated ingredient, and it definitely doesn’t just belong in curries. In this recipe I use both fresh turmeric for the zingy flavour enhancement, as well as ground turmeric for the gorgeously bright colour.
Just as a word of warning; fresh turmeric is very very ORANGE. You might want to invest in some disposable gloves when peeling and grating it, especially if you have your nails painted – unless you fancy staining them a tooty-fruity colour like I did. Been there, done that!
Lighter Turmeric Hummus
- 1 tin chickpeas, rinsed + drained (400g)
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus more to serve)
- 2 tbsp light tahini
- 3/4 - 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, to taste
- 1 small lemon (juice) + zest of 1/2
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 2 inch piece fresh turmeric, chopped + 1/3 tsp ground turmeric (or 1 tsp ground)
- 3/4 - 1 tsp paprika
- Pinch of mild chilli powder, to taste
- 2 - 3 tbsp water
- Salt + cracked black pepper to taste
- Place the chickpeas in-between two sheets of strong kitchen roll and roll to remove most of the skins quickly.
- Add chickpeas to a high speed blender along with rest of the ingredients, starting with 2 tbsp of water. Blitz for 2 minutes, stirring the sides a couple of times with a spatula. It's important to blend for 2 minutes to get the ultimate smooth creaminess.
- Adjust seasoning + spicing to taste. Add water to desired level of thinness. Spoon into a bowl and top with a good glug of olive oil and optional sesame seeds.