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Delicious and easy hummus.

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the November 2nd, 2019

Hummus is expensive to buy and really quick and easy to make.


• 1 x 400g can of drained chickpeas

• ¼ cup lemon juice plus more to taste

• 1 large clove garlic, roughly chopped

• ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste

• ½ cup tahini

• 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water, more as needed

• ½ teaspoon ground cumin

• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


1. In a food processor combine the lemon juice, garlic and salt. Blend until the garlic is very finely chopped. Leave to rest for 15 minutes – this mellows the garlic.

2. Add the tahini and blend until it’s thick and creamy, scraping the sides and bottom as needed.

3. With the processor running, drizzle in 2 tablespoons ice water. Scrape down the sides and blend until it’s smooth and creamy. (If your tahini was very thick to start, you might need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons more ice water.)

4. Add the cumin and chickpeas. Blend and add the olive oil while it’s running. Blend until smooth, scraping the sides as needed, for about 2 minutes. Add more ice water by the tablespoon if necessary until it’s creamy.

5. Taste and add lemon and salt to taste.

6. Sprinkle pul biber on top and drizzle with olive oil.