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Hummus pitta


Make perfect hummus at home with this delicious recipe, no tahini required and ready in 15 minutes.
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 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: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.7mg

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Snack