Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 6-8 people
Hummus is brilliantly versatile. Once you've mastered a good basic hummus, as this recipe is, you can get creative and add your favourite spices, nuts and herbs. See my spicy, pine nut version, it's good! I serve mine to hungry dinner guests on arrival with roasted baby carrots (see recipe), cucumber and red pepper sticks and toasted wholemeal pitta.
  • 2 tins of organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 75g tahini paste
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 11/2 tsp sea salt
  • 100ml ice cold water
  • scant teaspoon paprika
  1. Place chickpeas in a food processor and pulse to a stiff paste
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the paprika and pulse for a few seconds
  3. Spoon into a serving dish/bowl and sprinkle with the paprika
  4. Enjoy!
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