Hummus recipe: how to make hummus in five minutes

This easy hummus recipe uses simple ingredients to create the perfect Mediterranean starter or party snack at home

Hummus recipe
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Love hummus, but don't want to venture to the shops? While not an essential, hummus is delicious as a snack or a light lunch, and is actually very easy to make at home (you'll be surprised just how easy). All the ingredients are easy to get in a supermarket – but you might find you already have them in your cupboard – and preparation time is quick. 

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How to make hummus


For the hummus, you will need:

  • A tin of chickpeas
  • Tahini paste, a tablespoon
  • The juice of one lemon
  • Olive oil, three to four tablespoons
  • A pinch of salt
  • One garlic clove


1. Combine all the ingredients for the hummus in a food processor and blitz into a smooth paste. 

2. If the hummus is too dry, you can add a bit of the water from the tinned chickpeas, or a bit more olive oil. 

3. Garnish with paprika, parsley, more olive oil, or chili powder. 

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