Hummus

Jill Dupleix
Hummus
Hummus Photo: Anthony-Masterson
Dietary
Vegetarian

If you don't have tahina - sesame seed paste, add a spoonful or two of yoghurt instead of the tahina and the water.

Ingredients

400g can chickpeas, drained

3 tbsp lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp ground cumin

Pinch of cayenne

Sea salt and pepper

2 tbsp tahina (sesame seed paste) optional

4 tbsp water

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method

To make the hummus, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil in a food processor and whiz.

Add the tahina and water or yoghurt and whiz to a creamy puree, adding more water to lighten if need be.

Refrigerate until needed.