Servings: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Easy hummus

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


snack, side dish

vegan, vegetarian, oil free, refined sugar free, kid friendly, gluten free, nut free, soy free, super easy, party food, entertaining, picnic, one pot, 5 ingredients or less



  • 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

  • Optional: cracked pepper and fennel seeds to sprinkle on top


  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.


Try blending in some cooked roasted vegetables and herbs, such as carrot or beetroot for more colour and flavour.

Chef's tips

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

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