Things I have been cooking lately #151: Cucumber humus

Humus is probably my favourite dip. I love it with everything – crudites, toasted pita breads, tortilla chips… even spread on bread as a sandwich base… so I’m not sure why I have never made it myself rather than buying it. Now that I have discovered just how easy it is I think I am going to be experimenting with lots of different flavours. This cucumber version is really fresh and light and delicious with carrots or even if you just eat it with a spoon, which I totally didn’t do.


Cucumber humus

Adapted from Vegan Family Recipes

2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups (about 1 1/2 cans) chickpeas, drained and rinse
1/2 a cucumber, skin on
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
2 sprigs fresh dill
1/2 a teaspoon salt

Put the tahini and lemon juice in your blender/food processor and process until well mixed. Add the remaining ingredients and process until it reaches the consistency you like. I like mine kind of chunky so I didn’t do it for too long but if you want it really smooth you might need to do it for a while. Keep checking it.

Makes about cups


  1. Oh, I love humus. It’s good with Doritos, too! I’m so classy… 😉

    1. The minute you put humus with it everything becomes classy. That’s my theory anyway! 😛

  2. Yummo. Hummus is the best with everything.

    1. It’s so good. I have to restrain myself from eating it with a spoon.

    1. It’s got loads of flavour and it kept well for a week.

  3. I have never had hummus.

    1. You should definitely try it. It’s very nutritious as well as being tasty. Do you like chickpeas (garbanzo beans)? If you don’t you might not enjoy it though.

      1. I haven’t had chickpeas either.

        1. I really like them. I’d suggest giving them a try.

  4. Haven’t had hummus in a while. Was severely put off by it when I was a kid, but had some a while ago that was actually bloody delicious. Now I am lus for hummus and chips, because it sounds yummy. Dammit.

    1. It’s funny how tastes change when you grow up. I used to hate broccoli but as an adult I really like it. Hummus is excellent with chips. Makes them feel a bit more virtuous as well!

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