• 1 can of chickpeas (reserve a few chickpeas for decoration)
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • paprika for decoration

Author of this recipe

Annelies Blaauwkamer

Annelies Blaauwkamer

Community organisation

So many variations are possible with salads, vegetables and dressings, so I never get bored eating them! Every season has it's own produce that can be used to prepare a new salad.Once in a... Read more

Do you want to make humus from scratch, instead of buying it in store? This basic humus recipe is easy to make and it doesn't require a lot of ingredients.

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Rinse the chickpeas in water and put them into the blender. 
Add the tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and 3 tbsp of cold water. Turn on the blender and slowly pour in the oil while it runs.
When the humus is smooth,  put it into a nice small bowl. 
Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas and paprika. 

Tips from the author

Where to buy tahini?
Most grocery stores sell tahini and you can find it at the Arabic section. 

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