Easy Hummus

This easy to make hummus is an excellent all rounder, made with chickpeas which are full of protein and fibre. It is great as a dip with crackers and vegetable sticks, pizza topping, kids sandwiches and in burgers.  A perfect addition to your Summer BBQ salads.

You can be creative and invent your own style hummus.  In the picture here I have added chopped up sun dried tomatoes.


  • 1 x can of chickpeas
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1x clove of garlic crushed or more depending on how much you and your whanau like garlic!
  • 1 x tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 x teaspoon of sesame oil – optional


Drain the chickpeas and keep the liquid in a cup.

Add all the ingredients to a bowl or mixer.

Mash with whatever you have handy, fork or potato masher will work well. Even better if you get the kids to help you out!

Add a small amount of the chickpea liquid and mix.  

Keep doing this until the hummus is just a bit runnier than you like.  It will thicken up over night.

I like mine quite thick and don’t mind if there are chickpea chunks.

Store in a airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Here are some ideas to jazz it up a bit or you can check out the ingredients list on the fancy hummus in the supermarket and add them to yours!

Add one or more of the following;

  • Mashed roasted pumpkin
  • Sweet Thai chilli sauce
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Paprika
  • Baby spinach