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 30 ratings

Prep Time:5 mins

Serves:3 Adults



Made with chickpeas which are a great source of protein and also are a source of iron and fibre. This recipe is really easy to make yourself and can be stored in the fridge.

About this recipe

Use a little olive oil or sesame oil if you can’t get hold of any tahini


  • 200g / 7 oz. tinned chickpeas or dried chickpeas that have been soaked and cooked
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 100ml / 3½ fl oz. of water
  • 50ml / 2 fl oz. of tahini
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender and blend
  2. Add a little of the water to make a stiff paste
  3. The amount of water you need will vary so add a little at a time
  4. You can add a little more salt and pepper or lemon juice to taste
  5. You can also add some olive oil for extra richness, but extra oil means extra calories!

What you will need

  • Hand blender
  • Mixing bowl

Serving suggestions

Serve on wholegrain pita bread

"Leftovers stored in the fridge should be eaten within three days"

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