Make your own hummus

Hummus is a chickpea and sesame paste that is commonly served as a spread and dip.
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Recipe from: 4 January 2016
Preparation time: 15 min


  • two roughly chopped cloves of garlic
  • 75
    lemon juice
  • one can of drained chickpeas
  • 125
    tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 5
    ground cumin
  • 5
    ground coriander
  • 5
  • olive oil
  • 20
    grated lime or lemon zest
  • 50
    dukkah or freshly chopped coriander


Combine the roughly chopped cloves of garlic, lemon juice, can of drained chickpeas, tahini, cumin, coriander and salt in a food processor.

Pulse for a few seconds, then add enough olive oil to form a spreadable consistency and blend until smooth.

Remove the mixture from the food processor and stir in 20ml grated lime or lemon zest and 50ml dukkah or freshly chopped coriander.

Text and image: Ideas magazine

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