This one of those things, similar to my Thai Green Curry Paste recipe, that if you have the time, you could (should) be making at home instead of buying from a store. You pretty much put everything into a food processor and voilà! you’ve got hummus. Too easy.

Makes 3 cups hummus

  • 800g chickpeas (2 cans), strained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Smoked paprika to serve
  • *you can also add a clove or two of diced garlic, I just chose not too this time..


  1. To begin, blitz your chickpeas in a large food processor until they have broken down. About 10 seconds.
  2. Add in your tahini, lemon juice and cumin. Blend for 10 seconds. *If you’re adding in diced garlic, now is the time to do so.
  3. With your food processor on, slowly pour in your olive oil until the hummus has come together, should be smooth and light in texture.
  4. Add salt to taste. Blitz for a quick 3-5 seconds to combine salt with hummus.
  5. Serve topped with some olive oil and smoked paprika.


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