Snacks: Healthy(ish) hummus (updated)

Who doesn’t like a movie snack?  But it’s hard to find anything that doesn’t set off the diet police.  I’ve made hummus before but this is the first time I paid attention to try to make it as healthy as possible.

The previous post had the calorie count wrong by more than 50%.

Ingredients for 8

  • 400g tin of chickpeas (don’t add the juice yet)
  • 1tbs Organic Sesame Tahini
  • 1tbs sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2tbs lemon juice
  • 7tbs of the liquid from the chickpea tin (to taste/tickness)
  • 1tbs light olive oil
  • Optional chilli
  • Optional garlic (roasted or raw)


Chuck all into a blender, mix, serve up and eat.  It’s that simple.  Once I learned how to make it I can’t eat those horrid supermarket versions.

I love adding roasted garlic, sadly my stomach can’t handle raw garlic in it anymore late at night. I love a bit of chilli but forgot this time and I didn’t have any roasted garlic.

What you chose to eat it with obviously makes it more or less healthy. It tastes good with anything from crips (chips) to veg. This was the first time I tried celery because it’s basically a calorie free edible spoon.

Nutrition Facts without celery (or whatever you eat it with)
Serving Size 84 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.9g 6%
       — Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
       — Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 11.3g 4%
       — Dietary Fiber 2.6g 11%
       — Sugars 0.5g
Protein 3.8g