The Sparkle Nest best hummus recipe

Hummus is one of my most favourite foods ever. I have eaten it a few times a week for the past few years. Except for when I was pregnant, when I mostly ate mars bars.. but that’s another story.

I was googling around (is that a real expression? You know what I mean) today looking for a good recipe, perhaps something a little different to usual. I found a good number of websites promising ‘the best’ hummus recipe, but nothing really grabbed me. Plus they were all a little light on the tahini, which is one of the best bits!

So I came up with my own ‘best’ hummus recipe.


  • 2 400g cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 150g light tahini
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic (I actually used 1 heaped tsp of ‘lazy’ garlic)
  • a very large glug of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Pop all of the ingredients into the food processor, and whizz until smooth. I topped mine with toasted seeds and scooped up with some gluten free oatcakes. Delicious!

About The Author


Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.


  1. theveganlily | 13th Jul 15

    Great to see another vegan recipe! I will be sharing your blog with my plant-based friends :) !

    • thesparklenest | 15th Jul 15

      Thank you so much! I’m trying to be more creative with vegan recipes, it’s amazing what you can make!

  2. aspoonfulofnature | 13th Jul 15

    yumm I love hummus!!

    • thesparklenest | 15th Jul 15

      It’s the best isn’t it?!

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