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Recipe Category: Snacks » Savouries » Dips

Home Made Hummus

The home made version of this Middle Eastern chick pea dip is far superior to store bought!

Makes: 1 1/2 cups
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 400g can chick peas*, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • olive oil and paprika, for serving

Reserve a tablespoon of chick peas for garnish. Blend tahini and lemon juice in a food processor until whipped. Add garlic, cumin, salt and oil and blend until smooth. Add chick peas and water and blend until smooth. Season to taste. Spoon into a bowl, sprinkle with reserved chick peas, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with paprika and serve with pita bread.


* For an extra smooth hummus, slip off the skins of the chick peas using your fingers. This is an optional added step to achieve a smooth texture.

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 17/05/2021