5-minute hummus, so simple and super quick to make.

Who doesn’t like some creamy smooth hummus with some nachos or grilled flatbread as a mezze starter?

Great with my best Tabbouleh salad or Spicy beef samosas.

A simple blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, yogurt, olive oil and salt and pepper.

You can use dried chickpeas soaked for 24 hours which will give you a smoother hummus. I use canned chickpeas for a quicker option. Use a strong blender to smooth out the chickpeas while blending.

I like to heat the grated garlic in a little water and olive oil to bring out the flavour of the garlic and not be as harsh in garlic flavour.

Drain the chickpeas, add the warm olive oil & garlic with the tahini, yoghurt, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Blend until super smooth. You can serve straight away, though it is best made the day before or a few hours before to firm up in the refrigerator.

Serve with a platter of vegetable crudites on a hot summer day for a healthier option. Crunchy carrots, peppers, cucumber, celery, asparagus, radish and tomatoes are great with hummus. I also serve a tuna mayonnaise dip with crudites too. Delicious.

Why not try out this hummus recipe with my best Tabbouleh salad or Spicy beef samosas.

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Easy Smooth Hummus

  • Author: Paul Deehan
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 46 1x


  • 1 x 400 grams can of chickpeas, drained.
  • 1 x tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 x large clove of garlic
  • ½ juice of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • ground pepper
  • Pinch of chilli powder for decoration. (optional)


  1. Drain the chickpeas in a sieve.
  2. Grate the garlic into a small pan, add the water and olive oil, heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chickpeas to the blender, reserve a few for decoration.
  4. Add the garlic, water and olive oil.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender.
  6. Blend until super smooth. (If need be, add a little extra water or olive oil for a thinner consistency)
  7. Cool for a few hours to firm up and drizzle with a little olive oil, chickpeas and pinch of chilli for decoration.
  8. Serve with nachos or crudities. 


(If need be, add a little extra water or olive oil for a thinner consistency)

Keywords: hummus