My All Time Favourite Homemade Hummus

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Homemade hummus is a weekly staple in my household. It's so quick and easy to make and incredibly versatile.

Use it as a dip with crackers or veggie sticks, spread it on your favourite wholegrain toast or wrap, dolloped it into the middle of your salad bowl or add it to your next batch of veggie patties.

I recommend homemade hummus to all of my clients as it's an ideal protein-rich snack with the perfect balance of healthy fats to keep you feeling satisfied for longer. It's also an excellent addition to most weight management programs as it helps keep your blood sugar levels stable and cravings at bay.

This recipe is my standard go-to, but don't be shy to experiment with different herbs and spices for a bit of variation.


  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 4 heaped tbsps of tahini
  • The juice and zest of one large lemon
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (depending on how much you like garlic)
  • 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps filtered water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin OR paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Instructions

    Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blitz until it reaches your desired consistency. I like to blend if for a while until it become super smooth and fluffy.

    Serve it up immediately or keep it in the fridge in an airtight containing for up to a week.

    If you’re serving it to some guests, put a portion into your favourite bowl and smooth the top using the back of a spoon. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with some cumin or paprika and top with some roasted pine nuts..

    Nicola Miethke
    Nicola Miethke
    Naturopath & Nutritionist

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