Seeing as I’ve told you all how much I love hummus, I thought it was about time I shared the special hummus recipe that I always make at home, with you. I honestly rarely go a day without eating any hummus, and whenever I make it for myself, I always use this recipe. And, even though I love the convenience of buying readymade hummus from a shop, I still prefer to make my own as nothing beats the taste of when it’s homemade.

I love making dips from scratch and getting creative with all of the different ingredients you can add to them. Recently, I’ve been trying new flavour combinations, and making dishes like the Spicy Sweet Potato Dip that I shared with you last week. I also love making dips because they’re so great to eat when you’re craving a snack. When I’m peckish, I try to go for something that’s healthy, but will still fill me up. So, making dips like this hummus or my sweet potato dip to serve with some vegetables or chips, is perfect for a healthy treat.

And recently, the lovely people at LifeFood sent me some of their healthy raw snacks to try. I received some of their Apple Cinnamon Flax Rolls and Spicy Paprika Crawnchies. As soon as they arrived, I rather quickly devoured the flax rolls on their own, and decided to try their delicious Paprika Crawnchies Chips with some of my homemade hummus. So I instantly got all of my ingredients together and whipped up a batch of my special hummus.

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The special ingredient I like to add to my hummus is a spoonful of creamy peanut butter. Somehow, the peanut butter manages to blend all of the flavours together, creating a nice balance between the strong flavours of lemon and tahini. Then, I add in a big clove of fresh garlic to really give the dip a nice kick. It’s such a simple dish to make, and instantly satisfies any snack craving that I have!

The hummus paired perfectly with the Raw Crawnchies, and their great paprika flavour really complimented the dip. So, if you’re interested in trying their healthy snacks or finding out more about their products, you can visit their website here:

I hope you enjoy the recipe!


serves about 6-8


1 400g tin chickpeas, drained

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tbsp water

2 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp smooth peanut butter

1 large garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cumin

paprika, to sprinkle on top (optional)


  1. Firstly, add the chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, water, tahini, peanut butter, garlic, salt and cumin into a food processor. Then, blend everything together until smooth/at your desired consistency.
  2. When the hummus is ready, remove it from the food processor and pour it into a bowl. Then, sprinkle with some cumin and paprika to serve.

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33 thoughts on “hummus

  1. Hummus is one of my favorite snacks to munch on! This version sounds delicious, Harriet! I love the addition of peanut butter in here!

    1. It’s the best! Thank you Gayle!

  2. Yay for hummus! I love and adore hummus as well, haha. I never would’ve thought to throw in peanut butter though! I’m gonna need to try this!

    1. I love it so much! Thank you!

  3. I had to read that twice, peanut butter!?! You are a creative cooking genius girl! I have no idea where you got that idea but I love the sound of it. And i bet it makes is a little extra rich too 🙂

    1. Hehe! Thank you so much!

  4. I have never tried making my own hummus, but your recipe sounds too delicious not to try! Thanks for posting lovely x

  5. I love hummus and yours looks so creamy and delicious! Such a great idea to add peanut butter, I have to try that next time 🙂

  6. I love that this post is just called “hummus”. Enough said 😉

    1. Hehe, I did giggle to myself about how simple the title was as I was typing it out!

  7. I LOVE hummus! it’s such a healthy snack! sometimes I get a little carried away with it! HA! this sounds like a super tasty recipe! 😉

    1. Thank you! I get so carried away with it too!!

  8. I would love to try those Paprika Crawnchies, they look gorgeous. I love hummus, it’s so healthy and the perfect mid morning, mid afternoon or anytime snack. I’ve never tried it with peanut butter though, what a unique idea!

    1. Thank you so much Vicky!

  9. Girl, I looove hummus and I’m totally with you on your addiction! But peanut butter in the hummus?!? My mind is blown! I bet that tastes amazing!! It makes total sense, yet I never would have thought of it! So glad we are friend and you can think of these seriously scrumptious ideas for me! I was planning on making a batch of hummus tomorrow and I can not wait to try this! And those Apple Cinnamon Flax Rolls look pretty spectacular. Again, bringing the new product yum! <3. I adore you! Cheers, doll!

    1. Hummus is the best!!! Hehe, thank you so much Cheyanne! <3

  10. This hummus looks fantastic! Great flavors! Love pb!

    1. Thank you so much Mira!

  11. I love hummus. I actually make it all the time, too! Yours looks super creamy and delicious. I love that you’ve added peanut butter – I’m definitely going to try that next time I make a batch! 🙂

    1. Me too!! I love making it. Thank you!

  12. I love making hummus at home too — so easy and tastes better than store bought. I’ve never tried adding peanut butter to it before, going to remember this for next time! 🙂

    1. It’s so fun. I completely agree! Thank you!

  13. The last time I made hummus it was a total disaster, I used a high powered blender instead of a food processor 🙁 . I purchased a food processor a few weeks ago and I’m ready to try again, this recipe is perfect. Those Raw Crawnchie look good, I love paprika, especially smoked paprika. 🙂

    1. Oh no! I hope you like it Mary! 😀

  14. Okay pause for reaction, I’ve never had hummus before. I’ve always wanted to try it but never got around to it. But you are making me want to try it today. Love this.

    Kia / KTS

    1. 😮 I’m sure you will like it! It’s my favourite food!

  15. I have actually never made homemade hummus! Can’t wait to try your delicious recipe, Harriet! I love the idea of adding peanut butter…I just can’t get enough of the stuff, haha! Hope you’re having a great week dear friend!

    1. 😮 it’s so fun to make! Definitely try it! Thank you so much!! I hope you’re having a great week too!

  16. Ah I love hummus and dip absolutely everything in it!! Can’t wait to try your variation <3

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