Hummus recipe

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This recipe requires preparation in advance!

This delicious dip is simple to make and extremely economical if made with dried chickpeas.

The recipe given is for 125 g (4 oz) of chickpeas, though if you are making it, it's probably better to multiply the quantities and make more then freeze the excess as it freezes really well. The amount of garlic that you add is personal taste. I use much more normally.

Hummus recipe
Hummus, served!
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:161
Ready in:2 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes
Prep. time:2 days, 15 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:17th January 2013

Best recipe review

So Easy!


This could not be more simple - and it tastes fantastic, especially withj chips!

The Judge


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Mise en place

  • Soak the dried chickpeas for 24 hours in cold water, refreshing a few times if you can.


  1. If using canned chick peas, just drain and rinse them with fresh water a few times and go directly to Adding them to the food processor step.
  2. Drain and rinse the soaked chickpeas.
  3. Add to a large pan, cover with water. Do not add any salt, otherwise the peas will not absorb the water properly. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour or until softened. They may take a little longer depending on size and age. A pinch of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) added to the cooking water will shorten the cooking time.
  4. Drain, rinse and allow to cool.
  5. Add to a food processor with everything but the olive oil. Blend to a paste, then as if making mayonnaise, gradually drizzle in the olive oil with the motor running.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can always add extra garlic if needed.
  7. Adjust the consistency by adding more oil if too thick or a handful of breadcrumbs if it is too liquid.

Serving suggestions

Serve with crispbread or pittas.


Omit the lemon juice, zest and salt. Instead, add the rind of a quarter of a preserved lemon plus 2 tablespoons of the preserved lemon juice. Bulk recipe here!.

You can also cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker - details here


Any tinned beans or pulses work well in this recipe. I've just made a lovely batch using a mixture of cannellini beans & chick peas.

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