Speedy Hummus

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Rose Elliot's Complete Vegan

By Rose Elliot

Published 2019

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Although hummus is widely available, it’s very easy to make your own. You can also save the liquid from the chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – known as ‘aquafaba’ – for its use in other recipes, such as Meringues.


  • 1 × 400 g (14 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and liquid reserved
  • 1 tbsp


Put the chickpeas and 2–3 tablespoons of their reserved liquid into a food processor or the goblet of a hand-held (immersion) blender, along with the olive oil, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. Process until smooth, adding more liquid as necessary to obtain the creamy texture you prefer. Taste and add a little salt or lemon juice, as necessary.