I love real hummous but hate that cardboard-like slop you so often get in the shops. It’s so easy to make the real thing and it literally costs pence. Unfortunately my magimix is on strike so I had to make this in the blender, which meant lots of pushing down and stirring but with velvety results. I love sun-dried tomatoes so threw in a few of those along with the tangy oil in the jar and needed to use up a glut of limes from Whitechapel Market, so added those to the mix. A touch of smoked paprika and lots of omega rich flax seed oil really pumped up the proverbial volume.

1 tin of chickpeas, drained
6 sundried tomatoes plus the oil from the jar
1 garlic clove crushed
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp flax seed oil
the juice of 2 limes
a large pinch of paprika
a touch of cayenne pepper

Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender. (Blend).
Taste and adjust season adding more lime juice, salt or oil as necessary.
Eat with lots of raw crudites and wholemeal pitta bread.

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