Hummus with pita bread on plate


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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins no cook


Serves 4

This creamy, rich hummus is made using just 5 ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes. Serve with crunchy seasonal veg or warm pitta breads 

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal380
  • fat28g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars0.4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 80ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 fat garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced then ½ zested



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 3 tbsp tahini



    Also known as tahina, this finely ground paste of husked and roasted sesame seeds is an…

  • mixed crudités and toasted pitta bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Thoroughly rinse the chickpeas in a colander under cold running water. Tip into the large bowl of a food processor along with 60ml of the oil and blitz until almost smooth. Add the garlic, lemon and tahini along with 30ml water. Blitz again for about 5 mins, or until the hummus is smooth and silky.

  2. Add 20ml more water, a little at a time, if it looks too thick. Season and transfer to a bowl. Swirl the top of the hummus with the back of a dessert spoon and drizzle over the remaining oil. Serve with crunchy crudités and toasted pitta bread, if you like.

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Vanessa Lyon's picture
Vanessa Lyon
24th Jul, 2019
This was a really easy recipe. Forget the faffing in the method, everything in together, used a stick blender, perfect hummus
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Naomi Sheppard
7th Sep, 2019
Nice, easy recipe. If you squeeze the chickpeas out of their skins, it makes the hummus extra creamy. Add hot sauce to taste for easy spicy hummus.
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