This perfect quick hummus is sprinkled with pine nuts and paprika and served with a delicious flatbread made with just 2 main ingredients – flour and Greek yogurt. It’s my go-to hummus recipe and I hope it becomes yours too!
We all need a go-to hummus recipe
I’m going to admit something to you, and it isn’t pretty. Up until now I rolled my eyes when I saw a hummus recipe on someone else’s food blog.
But because hummus is an incredibly delicious not-to-mention nutritious snack, and as this blog is part ‘recipe book’ for myself to use over the years, I’ve decided that I do in fact need to have a hummus recipe here!
Hummus with pine nuts and paprika, where have you been all my (blogging) life?
What’s so great about this hummus recipe?
I experimented with hummus recipes for years before deciding on this ‘perfect’ way to eat it.
Hummus is one of those things that people like to eat different ways. You could say like chocolate chip cookies.
Here’s how I like to eat mine:
- I like it not too thick, and not too garlicky.
- I like to make it with a really good quality olive oil. I add it to the hummus, and also drizzle it over the top.
- I like to be able to taste the lemon.
- I love to add a generous sprinkling of paprika and toasted pine nuts on top. You just have to try this!
Try it this way. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
The great thing about hummus (apart from the deliciousness and nutritiousness!) is that it can be whizzed up in a food processor in little more than seconds.
Which means it well and truly belongs on this here little humble blog!
Make a 2-ingredient flatbread to go with your perfect hummus recipe
To justify my hummus recipe’s place here even more I thought I’d add a recipe for really (really really) simple and delicious flatbread. I LOVE this recipe as it’s made with only two main ingredients:
- self raising flour
No yeast required – just a little baking powder.
Just mix the flour and yogurt together until it forms a dough. You may need need to add a little more flour than the recipe says, but that’s OK. Just keep adding until you have a soft and pliable ball of dough.
Pro tip: Look for traditional full fat Greek yogurt. Other types such as Greek style yogurt can be too runny.
How to cook and serve the flatbread
The flatbread is also really easy to cook. Just roll out a ball of dough then cook for just a minute or two on each side in a hot, dry griddle pan.
Then drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt while still hot.
It’s good… so unbelievably fresh and delicious.
Mop up that beautifully easy hummus dip with your warm homemade bread and you’ll be in food heaven.
More easy party appetizers
- Have you tried these crispy halloumi chips or fried halloumi bites yet? Make them once and you’ll be addicted forever!
- A bowl of this really easy 10 minute tomato salsa and a batch of these Greek baked pita chips is all you need to get the party started!
- These 6-ingredient mini quiche lorraine are always one of the first things to go at the party.
- Why not serve little squares of this traditional 5-ingredient Spanish omelette on cocktail sticks?
- This 5-minute roasted red pepper and feta dip is so much nicer than supermarket versions.
- Or see all my party food here.
Perfect hummus with pine nuts and paprika (with 2-ingredient flatbread)
Ingredients (UK/Australia? Click below for grams/ml)
for the hummus
for the homemade flatbreads
- 1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups plain or Greek yogurt I used Greek of course!
- olive oil and salt for drizzling / sprinkling optional
For the Hummus
- Put the first six hummus ingredients (from the chickpeas to the olive oil) in a food processor together with three tablespoons of the reserved chickpea water. Blitz until smooth.
- Tip the hummus into a bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and scatter with the toasted pine nuts. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
For the Homemade Flatbreads
- Combine the flour, baking powder and yogurt in a large bowl and mix until a dough begins to form.
- Tip the dough out onto a floured board or clean work surface and knead a few times until you have a smooth ball of dough (if the dough seems a bit too dry add a tablespoon or two of water to help bring it together).
- Divide the dough in half, then divide each half into four to give you eight equal pieces of dough.
- Form each piece into a ball, then roll out to a few millimetres thick.
- Heat a griddle pan until quite hot, then cook each of the rolled out pieces of dough for a minute or two on each side (they should puff up a bit when you’re cooking the second side). Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt while still hot.
- Serve with the hummus and a piece of spinach and feta filo pie (if you like!).