Plastic Free Hummus Recipe

Plastic Free Hummus Recipe

Jan 02, 2023Laura Peters

Whether you're a dipper or a dolloper, you just can't beat homemade hummus. With the right ingredient choices, this can be 100% plastic free.  Serve with bread, crudités... or just a spoon.

Timings: Prep: 10 min / Cooking: 2h

Shopping list for The Good Lyfe:
225g organic, plastic free chickpeas from Suma: 83p
OR UK alternative, organic Red Fox Carlin Pea, from Hodmedod: £1.04
4 tbsp olive oil from Honest Toil
½ tsp ground cumin from Suma
Pinch paprika from Suma
Sprinkle of Cornish sea salt from The Cornish Sea Salt Company
Sprinkle of cracked black pepper from Suma

Ingredients from elsewhere:
2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tbsp tahini
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp orange juice
2-4 tbsp chickpea water


1. Soak chickpeas overnight in a pan of water.

2. Drain the chickpeas and cover with fresh water. Bring to the boil and simmer until very soft (about 2 hours). Remove any foam that forms with a perforated spoon.

3. Tip the chickpeas into a colander and drain them – keeping the liquid to one side for later. Leave the chickpeas to cool.

4. Blend the chickpeas with the remaining ingredients. Add more lemon juice if needed. Add enough of the reserved liquid to give a soft dropping consistency...not TOO runny. It is a good idea to add the liquids little by little, as the amount needed will mysteriously vary with each batch of chickpeas.

5. Adjust the seasoning. Add a little freshly ground cumin – toast lightly in a dry pan before grinding to help to bring out the depth of aroma.

6. Garnish with a sprinkling of paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Thank you to the lovely folk over at Riverford for this delicious hummus recipe. For this, and a whole heap of other recipes from the wonderful team at Riverford, visit



Photo by @nicubarbaros

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