Basic Hummus

Great for snacks or a quick tea spread on toast- hummus is a wonderful source of complete protein, particularly if you are bringing up your child as a vegetarian.  I've added some flax to this recipe as its full of wonderful nutrients and just makes the recipe even better for your little ones (and yourself) but leave out if you don't have any. 

150g chickpeas

3 tbsp tahini

1 garlic clove, roughly chopped

1 tsp flax meal, optional

2 tbsp olive oil

2-4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tbsp cold water


Place all the ingredients in a food processor except the water and begin to blitz down. After 30 seconds, add the water a tablespoon at a time and then continue to blitz for 1-2 minutes until you have a smooth puree. Remove and place in a sealable container. It will keep for 3-4 days.

just for adults or older kids? add 1/2 tsp sea salt