1-2 450 g Cans of Chick Peas.

1-2 Red Peppers (optional).

1-2 Tbsp of lemon juice (optional)

1 Tsp salt.

1-2 Tbsp Sesame oil.

1-4 tsp sweet chilli sauce (optional).

2 Cloves Garlic.

1 -2 Tsp Fresh Ginger peeled and grated on 2nd smallest side.

1-3 Tbsp Olive oil, little for drizzling over red peppers (if using peppers).


  1. Oven temperature at 180c, 360f, gas mark 3.
  2.  Empty the chick peas and their water into a pan, place onto hob on full heat and bring to the boil.
  3. Turn the heat down to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Whilst the chick peas are simmering, de-seed the pepper and slice it, place it onto a baking sheet, sprinkle over with a little of the oil, place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5.  Peel and chop garlic into slices.
  6. Add the ginger and garlic to the chick peas for 2 minutes.
  7. Strain the chick peas, saving the ginger and garlic a long with the chick peas.
  8. Place the chick peas into a jug or large bowl or blender/food processor, add the olive oil, sesame oil, salt, sweet chilli sauce or the lemon juice, or red peppers.
  9. Blend all of the ingredients together until the mixture becomes fairly smooth, keep taste testing to flavor as you would like it.
  10. Place the mixture into an air tight container placing a piece of folded baking parchment over the top, then cover with the lid and place in the fridge.



Enjoy your humus with chopped cucumber, celery, carrots.



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