Tamasins hummous

Tamasin Day-Lewis's garlicky chick-pea and sesame dip couldn't be simpler to make.
By Tamasin Day-Lewis
Tamasins hummous
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 800 g tinned chickpeas
  • juice of 1-2 lemons
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 150 ml tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • black pepper
  • paprika, to garnish

Tips and Suggestions

This is all about adjusting the ingredients to your personal taste. You may prefer less tahini or more lemon juice or garlic, for example.


1. Put the chick-peas and the liquid from the cans into a food processor or blender.

2. Add the juice of 1 lemon, some garlic, the tahini, a splash of olive oil and seasoning. Whiz to a purée.

3. Check the flavour and adjust as necessary. Once you have the perfect taste and texture, scrape the hummous into a bowl.

4. Drizzle some olive oil over the top and sprinkle with a little paprika for effect.

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