How to make you own hummus

Yes, you can now buy hummus from pretty much every delicatessen, supermarket, and petrol station in the country (a far cry from when I was growing up!). And that’s great if you’re running short on time or tins of chickpeas.

But to make your own hummus is really easy, and means that you can adjust the flavour to suit your own tastes. It’s worth giving a go even once to taste the difference.

Serves: Makes a bowlful.


1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp of tahini

6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp of cumin

Salt and pepper

Juice of half a lemon

1 clove of garlic, crushed

100ml water


This is your perfect opportunity to use the fabulous blender or food processor you bought from on of our kitchen equipment recommendations.

I make hummus in the small bowl of my Magimix, it’s the perfect size and it gets rid of all lumps so that my 8 year old will actually eat it – bonus!

Put all the ingredients in your food processor or blender, whizz until smooth (or a bit chunky if that’s more your thing).

Taste and then add more salt and pepper if needed.

You can adjust how much water you put in depending on how you like your hummus.

This will keep in the fridge for around 3 days, but as you can put on pretty much everything I doubt it will stick around for that long!