Roasted chickpea dip

A chickpea dip, also known as hummus, is traditionally made with tahini which is a sesame seed paste. Tahini however can be expensive or difficult to find. By roasting half of the chickpeas with cumin seeds before blending them, the hummus still has a nutty flavour.

Ready in

45 mins

Serving size

Serves 6 – 8 (500 ml)


  • 2 x 410 g tins chickpeas, drained, but keep the liquid
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 5 tbsp (75 ml) sunflower or olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
  • 100 ml lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp (1,2 ml) salt
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and line a small baking tray with foil. Pat chickpeas dry with paper towel. Place 1 of the tins of chickpeas with the garlic, 30 ml (2 tbsp) of the oil and cumin seeds in a large bowl and mix to coat the chickpeas.
  2. Place the oil-coated chickpeas with the seasonings on the baking tray and roast for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  3. Place roasted chickpeas with the oil and seasonings from the tray, in a large bowl. Add the remaining chickpeas, oil, ground cumin and lemon juice. Add 50 ml of the reserved liquid from the tin. Blend to form a chunky mixture and season to taste. Add more water, if you prefer a smoother dip.
  4. Serve as part of a lunch with fresh veggies like carrots, celery, cucumber and green beans. It is also delicious spread onto bread, any sandwich or as a dip for wholewheat pita wedges.


  1. Refrigerate dip in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
  2. If preferred, stir in a little plain low-fat yoghurt for a creamier dip.
  3. Other delicious dips to try are the Guacamole and the Peanut butter dip.

Roasted chickpea dip

This dip is delicious on a wholesome, healthy sandwich.

Roasted chickpea dip

Roasted chickpea dip

ll you need to make your own healthy and tasty chickpea dip are these few ingredients. It is great to include on a snack platter or part of a lunch box, as a spread on a wrap or sandwich or as a sauce with meat, chicken or veggies.

Roasted chickpea dip

Healthy homemade dips

Whether it's a healthy lunch box filler, a quick entertaining idea or something easy for the family to snack on. Try any one of Cooking from the hearts healthy homemade dip ideas.

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Roasted chickpea dip

This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 2nd edition: Breakfast, Lunch and snacks

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