Drain a can of chickpeas and pour it into a bowl.

Pour 4-5 good lugs of olive oil onto the chickpeas.

Peal a clove of garlic and add this to the chickpeas. Use less garlic if you don't want your breath to smell:)

Spoon 2-3 large spoons of tahini into the mixture.

Squeeze the Lemon and add the juice. You may like more or lemon, so it'll take a few tries before you get it right for you.

Add a small dried chilli, salt and pepper.

Use a hand blender to whizz the mixture up.

Taste it. Do you need more garlic? Salt? Lemon? Tahini? Olive oil? Add what you need for your taste.


  • Chick peas
  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Juice of a large fresh lemon
  • Dried chilli
  • Hand blender
  • Mixing bowl