Simple hummus

Written by Sophie

Hummus is such a good staple to add to a meal or have as a snack.  Chickpeas are cheap and keep you full for a long time, not to mention that they are full of goodness!  Since I moved to Singapore, I haven’t been able to find the same kind of hummus we can get back in the UK, so I have worked on a few variations and this is the best base for hummus that I have created.

It’s also great because you can add whatever flavour you like – I tend to add caramelised onions as an extra but have also added steamed beetroot which makes it bright pink too!


1 can of Chickpeas – drain but keep the water for later

1 tbsp Tahini

2 tbsp Plain Yoghurt

1 clove of Garlic

Wedge of Lemon

Pinch of Paprika

Salt & Pepper for seasoning


Put all the ingredients (including up to 6 tbsp of the liquid from the can of chickpeas) into a blender – I use a handheld blender.  Blend until smooth and then add more of the liquid if you prefer it slightly thinner.

Servings – 7, calories per serving 70 calories