Lunchbox Favourites – Homemade Hummus.

Hummus has become very popular in recent years and I regularly receive requests for my recipe. As well as being very tasty this is also a healthy choice for both parents and children. Packed with protein for growth and repair and containing garlic for immunity, it as an ideal snack for long winter days. It is also convenient for lunchboxes – pack it as a dip or use it as a tasty natural spread for breads and crackers. This recipe uses normal garlic but just substitute for wild garlic if you would this flavour. You can also experiment with variations such as beetroot and sundried tomato – if you are feeling adventurous!

As well as being full of flavour, hummus is very versatile and so simple to prepare. In the following days I will be giving some ideas for using homemade hummus that will add tasty goodness to your child’s lunchbox this term.

Chef Rohan’s Homemade Hummus


  1. Onion – 1 diced
  2. Garlic – 3 cloves (or a bunch of wild garlic)
  3. Ground cumin – 1 pinch
  4. Ground coriander – 1 pinch
  5. Chickpeas – 1 tin
  6. Fresh curly parsley – small bunch


Dice the onion and garlic, sauté off in a pan in a little olive oil with the cumin and coriander for a couple of minutes.  Place in a blender along with the strained chickpeas and the fresh, picked parsley. Blend in the mixer and serve.


The hummus should last in the fridge for 3 days.