Classic Chickpea Hummus


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes2 1/4 cups
Classic Chickpea Hummus

Photo, Carmen Cheung. Food styling, Ashley Denton. Prop styling, Madeleine Johari.

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 540-mL can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, plus more for garnish


  • 1. Whirl garlic and salt in a food processor, scraping down side as needed. Add tahini, water and lemon juice, and pulse to combine. Add chickpeas, oil and paprika, and continue pulsing until smooth, about 1 min.

    2. Transfer to a serving bowl, making a well in centre. Drizzle lightly with more olive oil and sprinkle with more paprika.

Nutrition (per 2 tbsp)

Calories 80, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 5g, Fat 6g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 105mg.