It's incredible how the humble chickpea has become so popular over the last few years! Part of the Mediterranean diet, Hummus is such a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, that offers a lot of health benefits. I usually eat it with crudités, as a meal replacement.
350g canned chickpeas, drained
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Half garlic clove, peeled and crushed
Juice of 1 lemon
1 large Tbsp of tahini
1 tsp of salt
Rinse the chickpeas in a colander under cold running water. Tip into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. Blitz until smooth and silky. Add a little water from the can if too thick. Transfer to a bowl. Swirl the top of the hummus with the back of a dessert spoon and drizzle over the remaining oil and some chickpeas.