TECHNIQUES

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

Sieve

Jug

Food processor or blender

Rubber spatula

Serving bowl

Learn how to make hummus in minutes with our easy video guide.

Drain a 400g tin of chickpeas in a sieve over a bowl to reserve the chickpea water. This is useful to help loosen the mix if it’s too thick.

Tip the chickpeas into a food processor or blender. Add a small, peeled garlic clove and 2 heaped tablespoons of tahini.

Squeeze half a lemon into the food processor and 1 tablespoon of the reserved chickpea water.

Season with sea salt and blitz for 2–3 minutes, until the mix starts to come together.

Stop the processor and use a rubber spatula to scrape the hummus down the sides of the bowl and back into the mix. Adjust the seasoning, and add a little more chickpea water it’s too thick. You can add a handful of chopped coriander if you like. Blitz, until smooth or to your desired consistency.

Put in a serving bowl and use as a dip for vegetables, crisps or pitta triangles.