Healthy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a great dish if you are looking for a healthy, yet tasty snack. Hummus’ main ingredient is chickpeas. Chickpeas, like all legumes, are a valuable source of protein and are low in saturated fat. They are a good source of fibre, complex carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals; such as B1, B2, niacin, calcium and iron.

Below is a hummus recipe that you could make, to have on hand as a healthy snack.


  • 2x 400gm cans chickpeas, drained
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (found in the health food aisle of your supermarket)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (approximately 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed


Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and blend together with a handmixer. You could also use a food processor. Blend together until smooth. Add extra lemon juice or water if the mixture is too thick.

Makes approximately 2 cups. Store in fridge for up to 5 days.

Serve with vegetable sticks such as celery, carrot and capsicum.


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