Luxury hummus

A bowl of food Vegan Picnic Recipes

Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:20 mins
  • Cook:5 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Use good-quality chickpeas to give this vegan hummus a really silky feel. Dips make perfect, easy party food to serve with crudités and warm pittas

Nutrient Unit
kcal 242
fat 20g
saturates 3g
carbs 10g
sugars 1g
fibre 4g
protein 5g
salt 0.4g


  • 700g chickpeas, drained
  • 135ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1½ lemons, juiced
5-ingredient falafel

For the toppings

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp sumac
  • ½ small pack parsley, roughly chopped
  • 40g pomegranate seeds
  • crudités and warm pittas, to serve


  • STEP 1

Blitz ¾ of the chickpeas and 120ml of the oil with the rest of the hummus ingredients and a good amount of seasoning in a food processor. Add a little water if it is too thick. Spoon the hummus into a serving bowl or spread it onto a plate. Can be made up to two days in advance and kept in the fridge.

  • STEP 2
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Dry the rest of the chickpeas on kitchen paper as much as possible. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chickpeas and a large pinch of salt, and fry until golden, around 4 mins. Drain on kitchen paper.

  • STEP 3

Drizzle some oil over the hummus, then sprinkle with the spices, parsley and pomegranate seeds. Scatter the fried chickpeas on top and serve with crudités and warm pitta breads.

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