I LOVE LOVE LOVE hummus! I eat it so many different ways and in so many different meals. Whether it’s on a sandwich, in a wrap, as a dip or even just eaten on its own, hummus is always a good idea!


I love to experiment with making it all sorts of different ways, adding different things each time to jazz it up. But for my first hummus post, I thought I’d share with you my classic hummus recipe which is the basis for all our variations. I add cannellini beans to give it an added lightness, as well as lime instead of lemon to give it a real tang!


I should warn you that I like my hummus VERY GARLICKY! So if the below recipe looks like it might be a bit full on for you, I’d recommend just using one or two cloves of garlic. That said, I think you’ll be surprised how this garlic is so smooth and warm, without the sharp stab of garlic (thanks to gently pan-frying it before it’s blitzed).


Give a go and let me know what you think!



1 x 400g can organic chickpeas
1 x 400g can organic cannellini beans
1 tbsp organic unhulled tahini
1 x head of garlic (approximately 10 cloves, peeled)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 tsps salt
¼ cup water
Paprika (to serve)


  1. Fry the garlic cloves in a small fry pan with a tablespoon of olive oil over low heat until gently browned (at least 8-10 minutes to sweeten them and lose the sharpness).
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and beans. Place in a food processor with tahini, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, salt and water.
  3. Blitz until all ingredients are combined to the texture of your liking.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with a sprinkle of paprika on top.


Dan 🙂


3 thoughts on “GARLICKY HUMMUS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s