Hummus … or houmous?

Hummus is the original Arabic spelling but in the UK, it’s more commonly spelled Houmous!

However you spell it, chick peas with tahini is a delicious healthy snack that’s so easy to make at home.  There’s almost always some in our fridge and it’s my go to snack when I need to eat NOW.  Prep the carrots beforehand and you are good to go. Healthy fast food – the protein your muscles need and no blood sugar spike!!!!

This recipe is soooo easy!  You just need a food processor to chop up all the chick peas and blend the ingredients.


  • 2 x 400g cans chick peas in water, drained (19 grams protein per 100g)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 heaped tbsp tahini
  • 250 ml olive oil
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • Pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste.  Add more olive oil if you want a smoother consistency.

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  • Prepare a box of carrots for the fridge so you always have a healthy snack option that won’t spike your blood sugar (Above – aren’t the heritage carrots pretty!!) .  Great as a healthy party food too
  • With avocado on toast or rice cakes (breakfast, lunch or snacking)
  • Add a large spoonful to a salad as a protein source



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