hummus2 cups (500 ml) drained, well-cooked or canned chickpeas or beans, reserving liquid, if possible

½ cup 125 ml tahini

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish

2 cloves peeled garlic, or to taste

juice of one lemon or more to taste

¼ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

¼ tsp paprika or to taste

1 Tbsp ground cumin or to taste, plus sprinkling for garnish

Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish


Put the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice in food processor. Sprinkle with pepper, salt and seasonings.  Process. Add chickpea liquid or filtered water as needed for a smooth puree.

Taste. Adjust seasonings as desired.

Serve drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with cumin and parsley.



Substitute cumin with other flavourings to create new dips. Try fresh dill, fresh basil or other herbs to create your own favourites.

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