We are massive fans of hummus in my house. It's so quick and easy to make (I can do it in under 90 seconds!!) and is a really nutritious snack- can be used on sandwiches or wraps, or added with some crackers or veggie sticks in the kids lunch boxes. My kids, husband and I all love it so that's a winner for me!

Dietitians and nutritionists often encourage people to increase their consumption of legumes (with good reason- they are a great source of protein and fibre, are low in saturated fat and a good source of b-vitamins) but a lot of people aren't familiar with them or think they don't like them. Enter hummus- with the primary ingredient being chick peas, and the addition of a little olive oil (again, a really nutritious oil), lemon juice and garlic, it is a really delicious way to enjoy some legumes and all the health benefits that they bring.

Here is my recipe for a ridiculously quick, cheap and tasty hummus. I make mine without the tahini because one day we had run out so I made it without and preferred the taste, but you can add it if you like. Unlike the store-bought versions it doesn't have any preservatives added so it may not last as long (never does in my house anyway- we eat it all!) and make sure you keep left-overs refrigerated.

(ps. when purchasing tinned chick peas, look for the ones with the lowest sodium content)


Ingredients- 400g can of chick peas (rinsed and strained)

1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon of minced garlic)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon tahini (optional)

Method: Drain and rinse the chickpeas, add to hand-held blender with tahnini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice

Blend until smooth, adding more olive oil and lemon juice as needed to reach desired consistency

Featured Posts
Posts are coming soon
Stay tuned...
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square