Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Place the drained and rinsed chickpeas and garlic in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer for 15 minutes. Drain, retaining some of the cooking water and keeping it to one side. Rinse the chickpeas and garlic under cold water to cool.
Place the cooled chickpeas and garlic in a nutribullet or food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Blitz to your desired consistency adding the retained cooking water to loosen as necessary. I like it thick and creamy but each to their own!
Taste and season to your liking. It may need more salt, pepper, lemon, chilli flakes, cayenne pepper or smoked paprika.
There are many different humous recipes out there. I have found that cooking the chickpeas and garlic first softens the punch and makes it easier on my stomach. Tahini will work just as well as peanut butter.”