Hummus originates in the Middle East, with the first written mention dating back to the 13th century in Cairo. This spread or dip is now popular around the world. The name comes from the Arabic word for chickpeas (full name actually being ‘chickpeas with tahini’). Chickpeas is full of fibre, vitamins B and is a great source of protein.

  • To make your own, you will need:
  • 400g cooked chickpeas
  • Juice from 1 small lemon
  • 4 tablespoons of tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 50ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 30-60ml olive oil
  • Smoked paprika and pine nuts for service

Add all the ingredients apart from the oil to a blender or mixer and process
Add enough oil for a smooth texture
Top with a few cooked chickpeas, pine nuts and smoked paprika