Hummus makes a great snack! It is low GI, full of fibre, good protein and minerals, not to mention the anti-microbial and cardio -protective effects of the garlic. There is no doubt in my mind that store bought Hummus has nothing on a fresh, home-made version of this versatile snack, in both nutrition stakes and taste. It is also a perfect option for those of you who need to keep things quick and simple, because this recipe is just that.

1 can of organic chickpeas (drained & rinsed well)*
Juice from half a lemon
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
2 tbsp of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of cumin
Salt to taste

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add a little water to get a smoother consistancy.

* You can also use 1 cup of dried chickpeas, soaked overnight & cooked in boiling water until tender.