Easy hummus

No tahini or food processor? No problem! This quick and simple hummus recipe uses peanut butter and a potato masher instead! Serve with warm pitta bread, veggie sticks or tortilla chips for dipping. See also our easy chickpea stew recipe and easy falafel recipe for more ways to shuzsh up that tin!


  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated or crushed
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the chickpeas in a saucepan and mash with a potato masher until as smooth as possible.

  2. Add the peanut butter, garlic, lemon juice, salt, oil and water.

  3. Season with pepper and beat well with a wooden spoon.

Easy hummus

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