I have been buying hummus for a while now and it seemed like madness. I knew I probably had all the ingredients in my store cupboard. I did. So I plugged in my mini food processor and got to work. I only took me a few minutes to make. There is no excuse for me now!
400g can chickpeas
1 handful fresh coriander
1 lemon, juice and rind
1 garlic clove
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp tahini
1/2 tsp ground cumin
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Drain the chickpeas and rinse well, keep some aside, to top the hummus with, add the rest to the processor with all the other ingredients and whizz until it is the right consistency for you. You may like more garlic and olive oil in your hummus.
I split the batch in half and added a red chilli to one batch. This was for Graham's friend Paul, who likes his food spicy. I topped the hummus with the remaining chickpeas and sprinkled some paprika over the top.
I used my half of the hummus in sandwiches with grated carrot and salad leaves, which were unbelievably tasty!