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Spiced Hummus

By 04/04/2013May 23rd, 2017No Comments


  • 1 cup of chickpeas (you will need to soak overnight)
  • 2 cups of water for soaking
  • 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups of water for boiling
  • 3 garlic clover
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds,
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp.
  • Pepper and sea salt to taste (but not to much salt)


Soak the chickpeas in the water overnight.

Rinse over cold water and place in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook until soft approx. 30-45 minutes.

In a blender place the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, spices lemon zest, lemon juice and blend until soft but slightly nutty in texture. Add a little of the boiling water to make the mixture smoother.

Place mixture in a bowl and seasoned to taste.

Cover and leave in the fridge and use when needed.

Serve all the dips with chopped vegetables.