Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Syn free hummus (slimming world friendly)


Sometimes you just need something to snack on and it difficult if like me you like savoury things rather than sweet. Hummus would normally be banned on a healthy eating plan as it is very high in fat due to the olive oil and tahini used to make it. This version is very easy to make, very tasty and most importantly is syn free!

I like to serve with carrot and celery sticks so you get your superfree vegetables too.

Syn Free Hummus

2 x tins chickpeas (drained)
1 pot quark
2 cloves garlic (crushed) 
salt and pepper
lemon juice

Place chickpeas, quark and garlic in a food processor and blitz until quite smooth. Then start to add a little salt and pepper and a squirt of lemon juice, Blitz again for a minute then taste again. Its is a very personal thing how you like the hummus whether you like it more lemony or with more pepper so its best to start adding just a little seasoning at a time. Just keep blitzing and tasting till it is how you like it. If the mixture is very thick just add a little water to make it softer. 


22 comments:

  1. Really lovely, thanks...especially if you add a red chilli! Makes tons though, will halve ingredients next time,lol!

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  2. How long does this keep for? Need one that will last 5-6 days for work lunches. Looks lovely by the way!

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  3. Glad you like it, I'm sure it would be ok for that time kept in an airtight container in the fridge :)

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  4. ooh sounds great...will make for lunches to keep on track. thx

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  5. omg i have to re-try this. all the recipes ive found never mention using quark. Also, i tried to log into your fb but it seems to be blocked

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    1. Hope you like it! I don't have a fb page for my blog as I work full time I wouldn't have the time to answer questions etc on it but hope you enjoy the blog :)

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  6. Made it this week and it was lovely and will def be making it again

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  7. Makes me so happy thank you Xxx

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  8. I'm going to halve the recipe (because I only have one tin of chickpeas) looking forward to it!

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  9. What size tub of Quark did you use in this?

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    1. I just used the regular size available everywhere, Sorry don't have any to hand to check weight.

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  10. Brilliant receive best slimming world hummus I have tried have you got any other dip or meze receipes

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    1. Here you go..... http://vicki-kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/perfectly-purple-beetroot-dip-slimming.html

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  11. Made this today determined to shed a few pounds this week. Thx for the recipe. Was delish!

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  12. Glad you enjoyed , me too!! Took this and a load of carrot and pepper sticks to work

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  13. Thank you so much Vicki! Have tried a couple of other houmous recipes that were hopeless but this is so gorgeous!

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  14. Do you know if this would work with fat free natural greek yogurt as I don't have any quark? Looking forward to trying this :-)

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    1. You could certainly try it, Might need a bit more seasoning. Good luck :)

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  15. Apparently you can freeze ice cream sized scoops of hummus on baking paper which keeps indefinitely in case anyone has made too much of this x

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