Healthy Hummus (Gluten, Dairy and Soy Free/ No Sugar/ No Preservatives/ No Canola Oil)

This is a simple, delicious and cheap hummus recipe that everyone can enjoy. We love hummus, however, we didn’t like that most of the store bought ones as they contained canola oil, preservatives, dairy and were too salty. Because of this we decided to come up with our own recipe which turned out to be even tastier. Making our own hummus has also helped us to reduce our plastic waste and save a bit of money.

Serves: about 400 grams of hummus

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 1 can of chickpeas drained, husked and rinsed

  • ¼ cup of tahini

  • ¼ cup of lemon juice

  • 4 - 5 tablespoons of olive oil + extra from topping if wanted

  • 2 tablespoons of water

  • 3 teaspoons of minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin

  • Salt to taste


  1. Blend the chickpeas in a food processor until paste like.

  2. Add the tahini, olive oil, water, lemon juice, cumin and garlic.

  3. Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy.

  4. Add salt to taste and blend to mix the salt through.


  • Add more olive oil to make the hummus smoother.

  • Add more water to make the hummus fluffier (start with 1 tablespoon and slowly add more.)

  • Last about 5-7 days in an airtight container.

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