Toum Hummus

We eat a lot of hummus and I am always thinking about new flavour combinations. After making my roasted garlic toum and loving the taste I made this toum hummus.

Toum Hummus
Toum Hummus
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Winter arrived in the Western Cape with her usual suddenness. We went from pleasant weather to bitter cold overnight. It rained and snowed and having to be out of the office was not fun. But I had to go shopping and so I decided to park in the underground parking of our local mall. The shopping centre is not well designed and is about 2.5 kilometers end to end. My first stop was at the opposite end to where I had parked. I started my fitness tracker with the walking feature and set out at a fair pace. Unencumbered by shopping bags or a trolley I could walk unimpeded. I collected a trolley, chose two bottles of whisky and went to the counter to pay. And as I opened my bag I realized I had left my purse in the car!

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I had the cashier suspend the sale and took a very brisk walk back to my car to collect my purse. Then a repeat of my journey to pay for the whisky. After that I did the shopping I needed to get done. This included groceries and toiletries and did not take me too long. I then ambled through the mall, in no rush to get back to my car and offload the very full trolley. Once I was done I stopped tracking my exercise and had a look at how far I had walked. A total of 9.97 kilometers which is a lot further than I had planned of course. And 2 hours of ‘exercise’ – well, I am calling it that to make me feel better about my needing to do 2 laps of the place. Do you consider walking through a shopping centre to be exercise?

Toum Hummus

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Toum Hummus

This has an extra punch of garlic from the toum
Recipe Category: Dips
Makes enough for: 1 batch hummus
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 x 400 g tin chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
  • 150 mls toum
  • 60 mls reserved chickpea liquid
  • 30 ms olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season


  • Place the chickpeas, toum, chickpea liquid and olive oil into a blender
  • Blitz until as processed as you like your hummus
  • Season to taste and enjoy
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14 thoughts on “Toum Hummus

  1. I have only recently started to like the roasted garlic! It must be a wonderful addition 😋
    I never considered walking through a supermarket as an exercise but sometimes you really do km 🤪

  2. that was a lot of walking, but nice to get two things done at once, your shopping and exercise. and it sounds like you did your walking at a good pace, so I would most certainly count that as exercise!

  3. The one large mall in our town used to host walking groups to exercise there before the shops opened up. People could go around the aisles and down each dead end and one circuit was one mile (so it’s much smaller than yours). On days when the crowds weren’t too bad, you could do it even during business hours, and I used to join friends for walks there on winter days when it wasn’t any good to walk outside.

    Eventually the mall owners filled all the wide aisles with little kiosks selling quite unattractive cheap goods, in contrast to the better quality in the shops. This made walking very unpleasant as the aisles were too crowded for dedicated walkers. Too bad!

    The mall became less and less appealing, and in the past couple of years, I was rarely there even before I stopped going to enclosed spaces in March. The Apple Store is the only one that interests me now, but I can’t go there either.

    be well… mae at

  4. If I am travelling I certainly use all forms of walking as exercise as in markets, side streets and shops.. 😉

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