Skuxx Food | Butternut Hummus

Skuxx Food | Butternut Hummus

Have recent food prices been getting you down? Have you recently realised that your fav hummus, which you can easily demolish in a sitting, has now hit $5 on New World’s shelves? Here’s how to make a very skuxx homemade hummus that will give you way more bang for your buck. 

Makes: a lot of hummus. 

1 butternut squash, cubed with skin off 
4 cloves of garlic, whole with skins on 
1 teaspoon ground cumin 
1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
Salt and pepper 
A bunch of fresh parsley 
4 tablespoons of lemon juice/half a lemon 
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed  
⅓ cup tahini 
Olive oil 
¼ cup cold water 

You will need a food processor or Nutribullet-type blender. 

Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan bake option. 

In a bowl, mix together cubed butternut, whole garlic with skins on, cumin, smoked paprika, a generous amount of salt and pepper and 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Then spread it out over a baking tray and place in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the butternut is soft. Allow to cool. 

Place the baked butternut in the food processor/blender. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of their skins and into the processor as well, along with any oily spices left on the baking tray. Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and blend until smooth. 

Add the parsley, lemon juice, chickpeas, tahini and cold water to the processor/blender and blend until smooth. 

Allow the hummus to cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving, or keep in the fridge and serve when desired for up to a week. 

This article first appeared in Issue 8, 2022.
Posted 2:54pm Sunday 24th April 2022 by Rosie Joyce @skuxxfood.