Homemade Hummus

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Serving Size4


    • 1 (400g) can chick peas, drained
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 tbsp tahini (see tips)
    • Paprika for sprinkling and extra olive oil to drizzle



    1. Place the chick peas, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and tahini in a food processor or blender and whizz until smooth.

    2. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with paprika and drizzle with a little olive oil.

    (serves 4)


    Tahini is a thick Middle Eastern paste made from sesame seeds available from most large supermarkets and health food stores. If you can’t find it use a tablespoon of nut butter (peanut, almond or cashew) and a dash of sesame oil.

    Make different flavoured hummus by adding favourite ingredients to the blender. For example, roasted red peppers, Moroccan spices; ground cumin, coriander and a pinch of chilli flakes, pesto sauce or a handful of fresh leaves or herbs such as wild rocket, parsley or fresh coriander.

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