Hummus recipe


This is a Hummus recipe of the highest order. Earthy and velvety smooth it is the most incredibly delicious dip and a firm family favourite.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Universal
Keyword hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 259 kcal
Author applytofaceblog


  • 400 grams tin of Chickpeas
  • 1 medium clove of garlic roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice 1 lemon usually
  • 100 grams tahini
  • 1 large pinch of sea salt maybe more
  • 6 tbsps water maybe more
  • 1 tsp ground nut oil/olive oil
Metric - U S Customary


  1. Drain your chickpeas and empty into a bowl. Have another bowl close to hand and gently pinch the skins from the chickpeas into it. 

  2. Empty the degloved chickpeas into the food processor bowl and all the other ingredients too except for the water.

  3. Whizz for at least a minute, pausing at least once to scrape down the sides.

  4. Through the funnel add the tbsps of water. Quickly at first then at ten pause and access if you need more. Taste for seasoning and whizz for thirty seconds again. When you are happy with it. Dollop out into a serving bowl and cover with clingfilm for at least an hour.

  5. Drizzle with quality Olive Oil and Crudite away.

  6. Apply A Smear to Blooming Face Extremely Sparingly.

Recipe Notes

I do find that as I get older I find raw garlic a bit too harsh. So if I have the time I roast a head of garlic with the tops a little cut off, in some silver foil. I roast at 200 C for half an hour. When cooled a little I can squeeze a clove out and use that instead of the raw clove. I stash the rest in the fridge for adding to stews, bolognese etc. It's pretty special stuff.

Use good Tahini too. It does make a difference. I'm not terribly versed with which are good or not as I tend to stick to what's in my supermarket. I just don't buy the supermarket one!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 316mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 5.8%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.