How to make healthy hummus (or houmous)

hummusHummus is ‘healthy,’ everyone knows that.

Which why we always eat the whole pot.

The problem is, if you eat an entire pot along with crisps then it can easily become less healthy than eating a burger and chips. So, you can eat less hummus. Or you can eat healthier hummus. I prefer the latter option.

Time: less than 10 minutes.

Health note:¬†This hummus can be a great way to snack after work or exercise (without resorting to crisps and biscuits) and can be made in large batches that’ll last you for a few days.

Weight Watchers note:¬†This entire batch of hummus is about 18 pro points. You’ll get 4-8 servings (depending on appetite), so it will vary from 2/3 – 4/5 points per serving.


hummus ingredients

  • 2 medium spring onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 can of chick peas
  • 1 tub (200g) Philadelphia Extra Light
  • 3 sprigs mint
  • Pinch of salt & pepper.

Kit list.

hummus kit list

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Grater
  • Food processor.


  1. Trim and roughly chop the spring onions
  2. Roughly chop the garlic
  3. Grate the rind of the lemon
  4. Squeeze the juice of the lemons in to the blender and throw away the lemons
  5. Drain & rinse the chickpeas
  6. Roughly chop the mint.


1. Add all ingredients to blender

2. Blend until smooth

3. Serve.

blended hummus

Some of you might be surprised that the recipe doesn’t use Tahini, but honestly it works without it. This Hummus is light and zingy and great with veg/salad sticks.

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