Matcha Hummus

Matcha Hummus

Want to spice up your hummus and add some extra nutrition into your day? Give this Matcha Hummus a try. Matcha adds in a fresh and earthy flavour to your hummus and not to mention the vibrant green it brings to the hummus. Serve this along with some easy to make rice crackers or vegetables for a nutritious and nourishing snack. It also pairs deliciously on top of salads to add more fibre and fuel to your meal.




For the matcha hummus:

  • a can of cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic
  • 1.5 tablespoon roasted soybean powder - optional. See note below.
  • 2 teaspoon matcha
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste

For the rice crackers:

  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon of any oil 
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon water



How to:

  1.  Add your canned chickpeas to a pot of boiling water and boil them for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse them. The outer skin of the chickpeas should start to separate from the chickpeas. Remove the skins as much as you can as this creates a smoother hummus.
  3. To a food processor add the tahini, lemon juice and olive oil and blend this until it is light and fluffy first.
  4. Then add in the chickpeas, garlic, salt, matcha and additionally the roasted rice powder or roasted soybean powder. Continue to blend and process this until it is creamy and smooth.
  5. Garnish on top with some extra olive oil, sesame seeds and matcha powder.
  6. To make the rice crackers: In a bowl, mix the cooked rice, oil, salt and water together. 
  7. Warm up a pan and press the rice mix firmly onto the pan to create a thin layer of rice. You may need to do this in batches rather than adding all the rice in if you have a small pan. 
  8. Let this cook and heat up on the pan on low heat for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye out so it doesn't burn.
  9. Once the bottom side has crisped up, you should be able to shake the large rice cracker around the pan. Flip this around and cook the top of the rice cracker. Let this crisp up.
  10. Once both sides are crispy, you can crack the rice cracker into smaller pieces. Serve it warm and dip it into the matcha hummus for a delicious snack.



Note: roasted soy bean powder can be found at most oriental grocery stores. It has a nutty, roasted charred flavour. You can substitute this for 1/2 a teaspoon of roasted cumin powder however, the flavour is a little different.

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