Quick and Easy Hummus

A filling staple for parties, snack time and as a spread. Make this homemade version and you'll never use store-bought hummus again.

Serves: 1

Why It's So Good For You

Chickpeas are high in fiber, protein, manganese and iron, making them a great nutrient-rich staple for vegetarians and vegans!


(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 1½ cups garbanzo beans or chickpeas (presoaked overnight and cooked until soft)
  • ¼ cup mild-tasting extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.


  • For a lovely open-faced hummus sandwich, spread a generous amount of the hummus on 2 slices of Paleo bread (see recipe).
  • Top with bitter greens, spring onion, salt and pepper to taste.
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