Not sharing anything original here recipe-wise, but a little personal goal met. Woman versus the chickpea. I last tried to make hummus about 20 years ago and it was a monumental disaster. I think I tried to do it by hand and without any kind of recipe. I was guessing my way through it, and it ended up in the bin. This time I had a food processor and Jamie Oliver’s website and it all ended happily. I can’t imagine buying it again now I have the confidence to whiz this up myself. If you haven’t done it before, it’s super quick and super easy. Give it a go.

What to use

  • 400g can of chickpeas (set aside a few chickpeas for decoration)
  • 3 tbsp liquid from chickpea can
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • half tsp crushed sea salt
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • paprika (to decorate)

How to use it

Drain your chickpeas and set the liquid aside. Rinse the chickpeas and put into the food processor. Add your tahini (don’t be tempted to put more than a couple of teaspoons in as it’s quite strong), crushed garlic clove, salt, lemon juice and the 3 tbsp of liquid from the can.

Turn on the food processor, and as it’s working, add the olive oil.

When the mixture is combined and the consistency you like, put into a serving dish.

Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas and paprika.

I ate (some of) the hummus in a wrap with cucumber, pepper and tomatoes.




Mmm rating: mm mm mm

Calories (entire thing): 660

Cost: 90p

What to listen to: The gorgeous Brandon Flowers singing the gorgeous Crossfire

What to watch: Plenty of crossfire has been and gone – I watched the final episode of Sons of Anarchy – this  clips contains visuals and Make it Rain by Ed Sheeran, a song from the soundtrack – contains spoilers


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