Yes, you can buy humous ready made and it’s not expensive and it’s not nasty.  But I prefer home made. It’s different. I think it’s better. See what you think.

About the ingredients:

humous ingredients

You can make this with dried chickpeas, which involves soaking overnight and then cooking for a few minutes with a heaped teaspoon of bicarb, then adding water and boiling for about twenty minutes. But it turns out that tinned chickpeas might be better for humous. They’re softer and give a creamier consistency.


  • A tin of chickpeas
  • Juice of a small lemon
  • A good dessertspoon of tahini
  • A couple of cloves of garlic, crushed
  • A good glug of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika/Cayenne pepper/Chilli flakes


  • Blender

Serves four as part of a meze lunch.humous in a blender

Blend it all.   Then taste it. You might want more salt. You might want more lemon. Or even more garlic. It’s up to you to get it just as salty, garlicky, lemony and spicy as you want.
Humous on a plate2

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