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This might not be the traditional hummus – I know, putting cumin in might be quite controversial! – but who cares really? Didn’t Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi said hummus should bring everyone together? That will at least put your guests a smile on their faces when they’ll taste this one. And even more to yours as you will have made this yourself!

Serves 4:

Put the following ingredients in a food processor and mix them all together:

  • 2 cans of cooked chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 10 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of the water found in the chickpea cans to prevent waste, or just regular water
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 2 tablespoons of cumin
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • the juice of 1 or 2 lemons
  • salt and pepper to taste

I personally prefer when it’s not perfectly smooth and when there are still little chunks of chickpeas.

Finally, sprinkle a handful of sesame seeds on top, and serve with raw carrot sticks and buckwheat crackers (they are easy to find in health food shops), or, event better, with homemade superfood toast (I always follow Jessica Beautician’s recipe).