Food To Be Fit: Garlic & Chilli-Flake Hummus

My boyfriend and I eat Hummus like its going out of style. We put it on everything! Chicken, eggs, vegetables, etc…You name it, we’ve probably tried it (within reason, of course). Anyways – being into fitness, health & cooking (and saving money to buy a house) …it just didn’t feel right spending $7.00+ for two tubs every time I walked into the grocery store, just for our other true love, Hummus. I had to find someway to supply our addiction, keep costs down, and keep my body a mainly no-preservative/additive temple. wajX-61J_uEXdhUadBbuNMl2EpOSzjzdgNt4ABTnTO0 Next time you walk into the grocery store, instead of buying that pre-packaged, stay fresh forever, small-yet-expensive tub of Hummus, buy a can of salt-free chickpeas. Better yet – buy some chickpeas in bulk and make your own.


  • 1 can no-salt added chickpeas, rinsed and drained (save a few chickpeas for garnish)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of red chilli flakes
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper6mCxIbx7bmv4sLt2rhH6hgiatp-f2WL1FPQSHV7nlFg
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy.
  2. Garnish with a little bit of olive oil, the leftover chickpeas, some red chilli flakes, cayenne pepper & freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Serve with sliced cucumber, peppers, and baby carrots.

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