I find this recipe great to start from – then adding spices, herbs, veggies and whatever you like as you go along 🙂



1 tin of chickpeas, drain and keep the liquid they are stored in

1-2 tablespoons of light tahini

1 tsp ground cumin

1 large cloves garlic

1 large handful herb of choice (Parsely/coriander/basil)

Juice of ½ lemon

Salt/pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients together and blend. Add a little of the chickpea liquid as need to loosen the hummus.
  • Taste and adjust as needed. Enjoy


Suggested combinations:

  • Add sundried tomatoes, roast red peppers, pesto.
  • Chilli flakes/powder
  • Caramelized red onion
  • Use cannelini/butter beans instead of chickpeas. (You can play around with whatever you have in the cupboard!)
  • If you don’t have tahini you can use toasted seeds of any kind and blend them in with the mixture.
  • Grated beetroot/carrots/spinach