Hummus Dip Recipe

This simple hummus recipe is quick and versatile – a family favourite. Delicious as an entrée or as an accompaniment to any main meal. Using tahini (made from sesame seeds) it’s a great source of calcium. Perfect for kids as an after school dipping snack ready to go with cucumber and carrot sticks.

SERVES: makes 1 1/4 cup PREP TIME: 5 mins


  • 425g chickpeas – canned or freshly soaked and cooked
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cup (75ml) hulled tahini
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup (65ml) olive oil or water
  • paprika to garnish


  1. Strain chickpeas (rinse thoroughly if canned to reduce the salt content).
  2. Puree all ingredients in a blender.
  3. Add oil or water gradually until a desired smooth consistency is reached.

To Serve

Serve in a bowl garnished with a splash of olive oil and pinch of paprika with a sprig of parsley on top.


  • Add fresh coriander and chilli, and use lime instead of lemon juice.
  • Add 200g roasted pumpkin.
  • Serve the hummus with felafels and salad or with lamb dishes.
  • Spread it on nori as a great basis for a lunchtime wrap.

Are you entertaining? Why not offer a selection of homemade dips with fresh vegetable sticks such as this dairy free pesto and the delicious beetroot dip. This also makes a great after-school snack or lunchbox idea.

Dietary Requirements

Gluten free  |  Dairy free  |  Yeast free  |  Sugar free  |  Egg free  |  Soy free  |   Vegan    |   Vegetarian   

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