Eric Bakker N.D.March 31, 2022

Once you make your own hummus, you'll be a lot less inclined to buy the stuff in supermarkets. Be sure to soak and cook your chickpeas, rather than using the tinned variety. It makes a big difference.

Eric Bakker Naturopath » Recipes » Hummus

Chickpeas are very versatile and highly nutritious, and hummus is one of the tastiest ways to eat chickpeas. I prefer to have chickpeas fresh. Just soak a cup full of plump, large chickpeas overnight. The following day drain and simmer for two hours. Drain, cool and blend. Hummus, the real thing, makes 1 cup)


  • 2  garlic cloves
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons of Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • the juice of 1 Lemon
  • black pepper
  • paprika, to garnish


  • Process the chickpeas, garlic, water tahini, olive oil and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add more water or lemon juice if necessary, be careful, only a little at a time.
  • Season with black pepper or chilli to taste.
  • Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
  • Garnish and serve with a sprinkling of sweet paprika
  • Enjoy!

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