Simple Hummus


Hummus is an easy-to-make and delicious snack that is full of protein, fibre and healthy carbohydrates. Make the basic recipe or choose one of the other flavour options to mix it up. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, hummus, living meatless, plant-based, recipe, snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rachel Joy Olsen


  • ¼   cup olive oil
  • 1 large can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For spicy hummus add to base recipe:

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½   tsp cracked pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • Pinch turmeric

For olive hummus add to base recipe:

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup olives, pitted

For red pepper hummus add to base recipe:

  • 1 red pepper, fresh or roasted

For basil hummus add to base recipe:

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Recipe Notes

Serve with your favourite cracker and an assortment of veggies to dip.