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Classic Hummus Recipe
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Classic hummus

Published: February 28, 2020 at 10:51 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a dip

This velvety chickpea dip makes a great addition to a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean mezze feast. Plus, making your own hummus is easier than you'd think...

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal273
fat20.5g
saturates2.9g
carbs9.7g
sugars0.5g
fibre5.8g
protein9.4g
salt1.2g
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Try this recipe for classic hummus, then make our wholemeal flatbreads to serve alongside. Take your hummus-making skills to the next level with homemade tahini.

How to make the best hummus

Garlic can easily overpower the subtle flavours in a classic hummus recipe so this method macerates the garlic in lemon juice to give just a hint. If you want a full hit of garlic, add a little crushed when blending (½ a clove will be enough for this amount).

Hummus toppings

Once you'd made your homemade hummus, liven it up with one of our clever toppings. From spicy lamb, toasted pine nuts with zesty lemon to punchy harissa with chickpeas.

Hummus recipe

In partnership with Belazu

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, halved lengthways
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained (keep the liquid from the tin)
  • 6 tbsp Belazu tahini
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • a pinch paprika, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1
    Put the lemon juice, garlic and salt in a bowl. Stir, then leave for 15 minutes so the garlic can flavour the lemon juice.
  • STEP 2
    Tip the chickpeas into a food processor with 3 tbsp of the liquid from the tin. Whizz until smooth-ish then add the lemon juice (discard the pieces of garlic), tahini, cumin and olive oil. Whizz again, adding a little more chickpea liquid until you have a dippable texture. Drizzle with more oil and sprinkle with a little paprika before serving.
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