Hummous Vegetable Crudites

Hummus with vegetable crudités

Category: Snack/side dish, Sauce/dressing, Starter/snack | Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: None


420g (15oz) canned chick peas, rinsed and drained

Juice of 1 lemon

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons light tahini

1-2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional)

1/2-1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2-1 teaspoon ground cumin

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

A selection of prepared fresh vegetable crudités (such as pepper, carrot & cucumber sticks, baby sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes, etc), to serve
  1. Blend chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, garlic (if using), coriander, cumin and black pepper together in a food processor until they form a coarse paste.
  2. Arrange prepared vegetable crudités on one large or four smaller serving plates. Spoon hummus into one larger or four smaller serving bowls; serve with the vegetable crudités.

Cook’s tips

  • Hummus is also delicious served with hot toasted bread fingers, breadsticks or crackers. Halve the quantities given in the recipe above, using a 215g (7 1/2oz) canned chick peas, if desired.

Nutritional information

Hummus and Vegetable Crudites