Healthy homemade hummus

Say no to store bought preservative filled hummus - make it at home instead!

Impress your friends at your next get-together with this delicious homemade hummus. Serve it with toasted breads and chopped crunchy vegetables like celery sticks, capsicum and carrots

Ingredients (makes 3 cups)

  • 1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup oil (I prefer a mild-flavoured oil such as grape seed, but this is traditionally made with olive oil)
  • Parsley, chopped, to serve


  1. Rinse chickpeas and soak overnight in fresh water with a sprinkle of baking soda. Drain and rinse chickpeas thoroughly. Cook in boiling water for 1-2 hours or until tender (squeeze one with your fingers). Drain and reserve a little cooking liquid.
  2. Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Chill until ready to serve. To serve, toss through a handful of chopped fresh parsley and drizzle with olive oil.

Recipe by the Green Cooks, Rosie Percival and Ruth Friedlander. Photograph by Jessica Symonds.

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