• Side Dish
  • Snack

Easy hummus

  • 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • 5 Ingredients or less
  • Entertaining
  • Gluten Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Nut Free
  • Oil Free
  • One Pot
  • Party Food
  • Picnic
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Soy Free
  • Super Easy

A simple hummus that is a great snack with vegetables, spread into sandwiches or wraps for a boost of protein and fibre.

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Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp hulled tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (optional)
  • ½ lemon, juiced 
  • 4 tbsp water
  • )ptional: cracked pepper and fennel seeds to sprinkle on top

Directions

  1. Prepare hummus by adding chickpeas, tahini, minced garlic, cumin, turmeric, juice of ½ lemon and water into a food processor.
  2. Blend well until smooth. Add additional water (1 tablespoon at a time) if required to achieve desired consistency. You may need to pause the blender and use a spatula to push down any mixture that is collecting on the sides of the blender, then blend again.
  3. Top with cracked pepper and fennel seeds and serve alongside crudites.

Chef's Tips

  • Try blending in some cooked roasted vegetables and herbs, such as carrot or beetroot for more colour and flavour.
  • If cooking chickpeas from dry, use approx ¾ - 1 cup of dry to get the equivalent of one can.
Hannah O’Malley
Hannah O’Malley