Easy homemade hummus

Easy hummus recipe

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(65 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, this easy 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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fayfumbs's picture
1st Oct, 2012
So easy and the best tasting I've made. Omitted the tahini and added a squirt of sweet chilli sauce. No need to add any extra liquid.
15th Sep, 2012
Nice and easy, barely needs any added liquid. Definitely needs something to add flavour, like sweet chilli sauce or roasted red pepers
4th Sep, 2012
So east and lovely, I am a bit of a spice freak so added a deseeded scotch bonnet chilli, which gives it a little heat. Serve it with grilled Halloumi cheese fingers- just great!
18th Aug, 2012
Agree leave out tahini, but add any flavourings you like, also try with tinned butter beans, a little more liquid needed. Definitely needs the lemon juice or lime for a change.
8th Aug, 2012
Good- but I recommend George Colambaris' http://gourmettraveller.com.au/george-calombaris-alexandrian-falafels-with-hummus.htm
3rd Aug, 2012
@Ceecee76 . It will keep fine for a max of 4 days.
3rd Aug, 2012
Will make this all the time now ,rather than buying. Really needed the tahini otherwise just would not have the correct taste ( and this ex Chef knows ) . Nice with coriander in there too.
25th Jul, 2012
Anyone know how long this would keep? I am the only one who would eat it and as I'm on a diet would love to be able to keep eating my fave dip
22nd Jun, 2012
This makes a really great houmous! So easy & tasty without the tahini.
26th Apr, 2012
WOW, tired many recipes and this is the best by far! Deleting all my other houmous recipes and keeping this one. Added a little squeeze of marmite and was perfect!


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