Classic Hummus



This isn’t my most original recipe, but it’s a classic and one that you definitely develop to meet your own tastes. I served this to friends at a party and many asked for the recipe so I decided to post it. This is the recipe that I use as a base, but I often add other ingredients for different flavours such as an avocado, 2 roasted peppers or steamed beetroot. Hummus is such a good way to add interest to salads, serve at parties with crudités or as a protein snack. The smoked paprika and cumin give the hummus a fuller flavour without the need for too much garlic!


Classic Hummus
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Recipe type: Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, grain free
  • 1 400g can chickpeas
  • The juice of half a large lemon
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • A pinch of hot chilli powder
  1. Place the ingredients in a processor and process until smooth
  2. Serve in a bowl with extra virgin olive oil drizzled on the top
  3. Alternatively, keep in an air tight container in the fridge to prevent it drying out


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