” A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools”.
Spanish Proverb

This Mediterranean dip, home made hummus, is one of the healthiest options, if you want to cut down calories. Replace creamy, cheesy dips and spreads with hummus. It’heart-healthy, PCOS friendly and a treat for weight watchers. Serve with peta bread or with cucumbers, radishes, carrots and spring onions for between-the-meal snacks or party starters.

You will find the homemade hummus a lot more flavourful and creamy than the thick, bland and gluggy stuff available in tins.Spread it on your breads, buns and wraps for creaminess and healthy flavour.

You can also use tinned chickpeas as a shortcut, just drain and rinse them to get rid of extra salt and preservatives.


1 cup dried chick-peas
Water to soak and boil
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

This Is What You Do:

Place the chick peas in a bowl with water to cover generously. Leave overnight. Drain and boil in mildly salted water, over low heat, till really tender( 1 hour or longer).
Toast the sesame seeds on a skillet or frying pan for 2 minutes or till aromatic.
Drain the chick-peas and transfer to a food processor. Add all the other ingredients and purée, gradually add enough water to achieve a spreadable consistency. Season with salt. If the chick-peas aren’t really tender after boiling, the hummus will be grainy. To achieve a really smooth, creamy consistency make sure the chick-peas are very tender.

Eat healthy and don’t forget to comment 🙂

Serves 6

4 Replies to “Homemade Hummus, Chick Pea Dip”

  1. Hi dear Maria 🙂 I was planing to make hummus today and didn’t even bother searching for a recipe on Google, but went straight to your blog to see if I find one here (and guess what? :D)

    I have a question though: I don’t have sesam seeds, but I bought the sesam paste (tahini). How much of the paste would I need for the same amount of the rest of the ingredients?

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi sweetheart! So good to see you here 🙂 You can use 2 tablespoons of tahini paste instead of the given quantity of sesame seeds in the recipe. But tahini paste already has olive or some other oil blended in so go easy on the oil mentioned in the recipe. The quantity of oil will depend on how thick or thin you like your hummus. Add gradually and check. xx

  2. I am a newbee when it comes to hummus, I have found some I like and others not. Your recipe looks very good especially with the lemon juice. My sister and I are hosting a BBQ Block Party-Linky Party and would love it if you would join us today and share your recipe.

    1. Thanks Shawna for your sweet comments, I would love to join your party but I’m having issues with power cuts in my city, don’t know if I’ll be able to connect then. Have a great time 🙂

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