Hummus is one of those things that’s so easy to do and chickpeas are so cheap!! If you don’t have any tahini you can actually use peanut butter or any other nut butter instead (it creates a slightly different taste but good in its own way!)

I like to use it as a filling in wraps or sandwiches and not just as a dip.


1 tin of chickpeas

2 tsp of tahini

1 large clove of garlic

3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice

4 tablespoons of water



Drain the chickpeas and give them a rinse

I used my mini mixer so did this in 2 batches (half the ingredients at a time) but I’ll explain as if I’m doing it all in one go! If you’re using a larger blender or food processor you could even double the ingredients to make a big batch!

So- pop your chickpeas into the blender and add the tahini

Cut the garlic up a little and add to the blender with the oil, water, lemon juice and a little salt. You can always add more liquid if it’s a bit stiff so start off with 3 tablespoons of oil and lemon juice then see if you need more later.

Blend it all together and if it needs more moisture add more lemon juice or oil until you get the consistency you like!

Serve with a drizzle of oil and a sprinkle of paprika!

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