Making hummus is great to do with kids. It is fast and easy to make and so deliciously rewarding. Chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and olive oil in a food processor and you’re ready to rock. Getting the proportions right and the consistency perfect, might take a little finessing. Our chef Nick has got it down, and I’m happy to share the inside scoop with you.

This is how it’s done:

2 15oz cans chickpeas(garbanzo beans)

1/2 cup of tahini  (sesame seed paste)

1/2 cup olive oil

2 cloves of crushed garlic

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup water

2 teaspoons cumin

2 Tablespoons salt

water to thin

Blend all ingredients until smooth, and voila! Serve with hot pita, dip your carrots, add to your rice and enjoy!