Healthy homemade hummus

Easy hummus recipe

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins No cook


Makes 4 snack portions

A smooth blended chickpea dip with tahini and garlic that's versatile and good for you, hummus makes a great snack or lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal135
  • fat5.1g
  • saturates0.7g
  • carbs12.4g
  • sugars1.3g
  • fibre2.6g
  • protein7.5g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 1 x 400g can chickpea, don't drain
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 fat garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • good squeeze lemon juice


  1. Drain the chickpeas into a sieve set over a bowl or jug to catch the liquid. Tip the chickpeas, tahini, garlic and yogurt into a food processor or blender and whizz to smooth. 

  2. Whizz in a tbsp of the chickpea liquid at a time until you have a nice consistency, then scrape into a bowl.

  3. Stir in a squeeze of lemon juice and season to taste.

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19th Mar, 2014
Can anyone suggest an alternative for the Greek yoghurt to make this vegan friendly? Thanks!
10th Dec, 2014
You can find some nice vegan yogurts in supermarkets these days. Most common are the Alpro soya ones (you can get plain flavour), but I've found a nice Coyo coconut yogurt in Tesco that work well with things like hummus and curries.
26th Mar, 2014
Just leave the yoghurt out- it's fine without it. It does need more than just a squeeze of lemon though, and some salt. Good luck!
17th Feb, 2014
Good recipe because its low fat but really does not need the tahini or any extra chick pea water added at all! This made it way too sloppy! Also very bland, even with the garlic and lemon so definitely needs something added to it for a pop of flavour like cayenne pepper or paprika!
10th Dec, 2013
Very bland, needs salt and more lemon juice and garlic. I also like to add some cumin but liked the addition of the yogurt.
31st Jul, 2013
and just to add - I did also add a bit of oil .... so that probably helped too.
31st Jul, 2013
Really like this recipe --- tried to make humous a couple of times before and was very disappointed in the result (it just wasn't like the sainsbury's one etc.) and this one was GREAT! Maybe it is the yoghurt - or I don't know but very happy to finally be able to make a humous I like :-) Thanks
9th May, 2013
Lemon zest and a bit of cayenne pepper then serve with pitta and tiny bits of jalapeño Def needs salt Butter beans also work well and easier to process esp if from a tin
8th May, 2013
OOps. Not read properly, you don't suggest any oil in your recipe. This has to be a first for me! It is not hummus, it may be derived from hummus, but this is a well-defined Middle-Eastern or Arabic foodstuff which ALWAYS includes oil. I suggest if anyone wants a decent recipe, look no further than Delia Smith's excellent recipe and substitute Arachis or Peanut Oil.
15th Dec, 2013
But the point is that it's a low fat, healthier version. Hence no oil.


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