Basic Hummus Recipe

The chickpea is a highly valuable food for human nutrition. It is an excellent source of nutrients and rich in protein. Also, enriches our meals and is excellent for diabetics. Due to its creamy texture with a nutty flavour is excellent for the preparation of spreads but can be used in various ways – in soups, main courses, side dishes and even desserts.



200 g cooked chickpeas
100 ml of water in which chickpeas was cooked
50 ml of olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sesame
pinch of salt
You can add (optional): pepper, fresh parsley leaves,
thyme, olives, potatoes, garlic…


Soak chickpeas in water for at least 12 hours, then cook until soft. Strain the chickpeas and set aside the water in which was cooked. In a pan, briefly fry sesame seeds over low heat until it gets a bit darker. Then grind sesame in a food processor to get a paste. Put together chickpeas, water, lemon juice, olive oil and sesame paste in a blender and blend it until smooth. Place the prepared spread in the refrigerator to cool. If desired, you can add the tablespoon of sesame or some other spices to your own taste.