Easy Hummus

This dairy free hummus recipe is a great snack, dolloped over salads or cooked veggies and is a great crowd pleaser for entertaining.

This simple recipe is not only super simple, nutritious and packed with calcium-rich ingredients but doesn't contain harmful preservatives that are often found in many brands of store-bought or pre-packaged hummus.

The perfect dip accompanied with my seedy pumpkin crackers (recipe in my ebook).

Nourish 101:

  • Hummus is a great dairy free dip that is made with protein-rich chickpeas.
  • Chickpeas are rich in plant-derived protein and fibre helping to support balanced blood sugar levels, healthy cholesterol levels and keeping you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Tahini is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium and vitamin E and B-vitamins.
  • Tahini is 20% complete protein making it a high source of essential protein for a healthy body and is also a great source of healthy fat.


Healthy Hummus


  • 400g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (I use BPA free can & organic)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (hulled)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 60mLs water or olive oil 
  • Pink salt and pepper to liking
  • Paprika to garnish (optional) 


  1. Process all ingredients in a blender (I use my much loved Vitamix) or food processor, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth.
  2. Garnish with paprika.
  3. Serve chilled. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Serving Suggestions:

Recipe Tips:

  • Instead of fresh garlic you can also use garlic infused olive oil as your liquid component. A great option for people sensitive to garlic. 

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All of the LLN recipes are:
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Preservative Free
  • Processed Sugar Free
This recipe is also:
  • Nut Free
  • Egg Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Grain Free
  • Fructose Free
  • FODMAP Friendly (option)
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Corn Free
  • Raw