Hummus is very nutritious and versatile. It is low G L and provides good sources of soluble fibre, protein, essential fats, magnesium, manganese, iron, folic acid, calcium, copper, phosphorous and zinc. This is a fairly basic recipe but you can use your imagination and add ingredients to enhance the flavour and texture. Olives, pesto, pine nuts, mixed seeds just to mention a few are all things that can be added to hummus. This is vegetarian, vegan and could be used as part of a detox diet.


1 425g can of chickpeas
½ cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-5 tablespoons lemon juice according to taste
Salt and black pepper to taste
Pinch of paprika


Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree till smooth. If the mixture is too stiff you can add some water. Easy!