Home-made Hummus on Rye

Home-made Hummus on Rye

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Creamy hummus spread on whole wheat and rye bread

Chickpeas is a wonderful superfood that makes this spread not only delicious but full of vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants to start your day.

Time taken: 10 minutes

Serves: 1 and 1/2 cups or 5 servings

Cook extra for tomorrow’s lunches


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 60 mls lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini (optional – but tastes better with it)
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 pieces of dark rye bread


  1. If using tahini, combine with lemon juice in small food processor for 30 seconds. Stop, scrape the sides and process for another 30 seconds.
  2. Add garlic, olive oil and salt and process for 30 seconds.
  3. Add 1/2 can of chickpeas and process 1 minute. Scrape the sides and then add other 1/2 can of chickpeas and process another 1-2 minutes. To get a thick and creamy consistency, add 2-3 tbsp of water until smooth.
  4. Spread on 2 pieces of dark rye toast.
  5. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.