Hummus pitta


Make perfect hummus at home with this delicious recipe, no tahini required and ready in 15 minutes.
Course Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 176kcal


  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas preferably peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt


  • Place a small frying pan on a medium heat and once hot, add the sesame seeds (4 tbsp) and cook until lightly brown, shaking gently to help them brown evenly (don't overcook as that will give them a bitter flavour).
  • Once lightly brown, remove from the heat and grind to a fine powder using a blender, spice grinder or pestle and mortar.
  • Drain and peel the chickpeas (400g can) and place into a blender with the sesame powder, olive oil (2 tbsp) and rapeseed oil (2 tbsp) and blend until smooth.
  • If the hummus is a little thick then add cold water and blend until it is the desired consistency (I use 2 tbsp)
  • Crush the garlic (1 clove), add the lemon juice (approx. ½ lemon) and garlic to the hummus and blend (don't add all of the lemon and garlic at once, add it gradually, taste and then add a little more to get the balance of flavour you want).
  • Season with salt.
  • Blend again and serve.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.2% | Vitamin C: 1.4% | Calcium: 8.2% | Iron: 9.4%