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May 16, 2010

“Some claim that in the Middle East, the age and quality of a family’s hummus recipe is a sign of social status.” Quote from Wikipedia

1 can cooked chickpeas (about 200g), rinsed and drained
3 cloves of garlic (or less for a more subtle garlic flavour)

4 tbsp oil (I prefer a good extra virgin)
1 tbsp water from the chickpeas
Juice from 1/2 lemon (or about 2 tbsp)

1 tbsp tahini
1 tsp salt

Chop or crush the garlic. Put all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth (or until whatever consistency you like is reached).


  • Try adding other ingredients such as a handful of fresh coriander and the zest of half a lemon or a tsp cumin and a fresh chili.
  • For oil-free hummus, replace the olive oil with a combination of lemon juice and water.
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