Homemade Hummus

Getting Started

What you need

  • 2 cups drained well cooked or canned chick peas, drained
  • 1/2 cup Tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • Pinch of salt and cracked black pepper
  • Pinch of salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Pine nuts
  • Pinch of dried red pepper flakes
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish



Place everything (except the cilantro) into the food processor. Start to blend the mixture and drizzle a little water
or extra lemon juice in until a smooth puree.


Place in a bowl or on a plate and carve circular groves through the hummus with a table knife.


Drizzle with additional olive oil (it will go into the groves) sprinkle with pine nuts, pepper flakes and cilantro.


Serve with Naan bread, pretzel chips or nachos