Hummus Dip

  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

I am a serious fan of hummus. I buy it almost every week and will happily smother it on everything. So when my friend Kara mentioned she makes her own, and posted the simplest recipe possible, I had to try it. And yes, it was easy, yes it tasted delicious, and there are so many variations you can try. I will never buy it again. Oh and I also gave some to Harry on a cruskit, and he absolutely loved it.Here is the basic recipe, will add more as I try them.

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  • 400g drained canned chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (find it in the organic/healthfood section at the supermarket)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water (I used the chickpea water)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • Salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley (optional)


Step 1

Process the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, water, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper in a processor until combined -

Step 2

Gradually pour the olive oil while blending, process until the mixture is smooth and fluffy -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Lauren Smallfield on March 2, 2013

    Just made this hummus! YUMMMMMMM!!!! Thanks xx

  2. posted by Mattie on May 4, 2013

    Is this dry or fresh parsley?

    • posted by Allie on May 5, 2013

      Fresh if you have it Mattie 🙂 A x

  3. posted by Tierney on June 8, 2013

    You can substitute tahini for a bit of sesame oil. Also, try changing the parsley for smoked paprika for a yummy alternative.
    The same basic recipe can be varied to make other dips too: swap chickpeas for roasted eggplant ?aubergine?for baba ganoush. Also try canned cannelini beans with a few tablespoons of good quality mayo.

  4. posted by Francine on June 18, 2013

    Hi there, is it a 400gm can or is it 400gm after the can has been drained? Also could you freeze it ? Thanks!

    • posted by Allie on June 18, 2013

      Hi Francine, it is a 400gm can/tin. Yes you can freeze hummus, it can go a bit runny when defrosting but usually a quick stir does the trick. Ax

  5. posted by alicia hewat on June 19, 2013

    Great quick easy recipe 🙂

    How long would you say it keeps in the fridge?


    • posted by Allie on June 19, 2013

      Hi Alicia, probably 3 days? Ax


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