Simple Hummus

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 10
Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver

Chickpeas — the star ingredient in hummus — are incredibly good for you. High in protein and fiber and more than ten micronutrients, including a hefty amount of the mineral copper, keeping our hair and skin nice and healthy, this is a great, nutritious snack. Serve it with crunchy veg for dipping, breadsticks or lovely warm flatbreads.

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Directions for: Simple Hummus


1 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

1 small clove of garlic

1 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)

1 lemon

extra virgin olive oil


1. Drain and tip the chickpeas into a food processor.

2. Peel and add the garlic, then add the tahini, a good squeeze of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of oil.

3. Season with a pinch of sea salt, then put the lid on and blitz.

4. Use a spatula to scrape the hummus down the sides of the bowl, then blitz again until smooth.

5. Have a taste and add more lemon juice or a splash of water to loosen, if needed, then transfer to a serving bowl.

6. Serve with sliced crunchy veggies, such as 6 carrots, cucumbers, radishes or bell peppers, and some warm flatbreads.

Tips and Substitutions

Equipment: Strainer, food processor, cutting board, knife, measuring spoons, spatula.

Jamie's Top Tips: Vary how you serve your hummus: crunchy vegetables like radishes, raw asparagus, cos lettuce, or even apple are all delicious — see what’s in season and experiment. Snacking the right way is super important, and the same goes for how you choose to hydrate yourself. Rather than drinking sugary fizzy drinks to fill you up, try flavoring water instead. It can be super exciting — try adding fresh strawberries and mint leaves, sliced citrus fruits or refreshing cucumber, and even pomegranate seeds for a fun, tasty and healthy way to stay hydrated.

Source and Credits

Recipe © Jamie Oliver. Photo © James Lyndsay

See more: Appetizer, Beans, Snack, Vegetables, Vegetarian

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