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A white bowl of excellent homemade hummus.

Homemade delicious hummus

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 400 g chickpeas (cooked, in brine)
  • 1 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil ( keep 1 tsp to drizzle over)
  • 1/3 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 tbsp caramelized onion to garnish


  • In a food processor bowl place the drained chickpeas (keep 3-4 tbsp of the brine) followed by the tahini paste, the lemon juice and the garlic and give it a good few pulses for around 30 seconds or so.
  • And the olive oil cumin powder cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and process for a further 30 seconds. You may need to scrape the bowl sides once.
  • Depending on the texture of the hummus add 2-4 tbsp of the chickpeas brine that you have kept aside.
  • Taste for salt and pepper, give it a last whizz and spoon out in a serving bowl or plate.
  • You can drizzle a little olive oil and some chopped fresh peppers or fresh parsley to garnish. I have used some caramelised onion. Serve and enjoy!


Whatever you are left with store in an airtight container and refrigerate but I would say do not keep it longer than 3 to 4 days.
Simple and Delicious! ? ?