Food From 4th: Hummus Day An Anna Jones recipe

FoodYou might not have known this, and we’re getting a lot of bemused looks in the office when we talk about it, but today, the 13th of May, is Hummus Day! To celebrate the occasion, we’ve got a delicious hummus recipe for you from A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones.

Date and Black Sesame Hummus


1 x 400g tin of cannellini beans, drained

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 medjool dates, roughly chopped

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1/2 tablespoon miso paste

sea salt

2 tablespoons date syrup

2 tablespoons toasted black sesame seeds



If you don’t have date syrup handy, a drizzle of dark honey or dark agave syrup would work really well. Well-toasted white sesame seeds will work here if you can’t get black ones.

Put your beans into a food processor with the olive oil, dates, lemon juice, miso and a pinch of salt and whiz to your preferred consistency. Taste, add more salt if necessary, and loosen with a bit of water or more olive oil if it looks too thick. I go for a good bit of whizzing, as I like a light and fluffy result, but some like more texture – you decide.

Once the texture is how you like it, scoop it into a bowl, drizzle over the date syrup and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.


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