I always make my own Houmous (Hummus), and I make it quite often; at least once a week.
Unfortunately my handy little Moulinex liquidiser is in France, so I've had to revert to a stick blender and glass jar, which really doesn't work very well.
I really needed my little Moulinex, so yesterday afternoon I visited Amazon. Without leaving the comfort of my chair, I was able to buy exactly what I wanted within about 3 mins, and the liquidiser arrived after less than 24 hrs (in an Amazon bag rather than box). It is the perfect size 'whizzer' to deal with a normal 400 gm can of Chick Peas. I feel fully-kitted again.
Houmous is not only extremely easy to make (especially if you have a small Liquidiser), but it also has certain health benefits. It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, and is a very good source of protein for veggies, vegans, etc. It also has a low glycaemic index, which helps control blood sugar levels.
Ingredients are simple: Can of Chick peas (plus some of the juice), Spoon of Tahini, clove of Garlic, Olive oil, salt, Lemon juice, and a pinch of Cumin powder. Whizz until of required consistency and taste.
I can still remember the day I first ate Hummus, probably in the early 80's; my life changed forever. I can also remember the day I first tasted Cumin; what a revelation that was!
Hummus is such a simple concoction, but oh so good! The perfect lunchtime snack.