A super smooth & creamy hummus, topped with roasted chickpeas & a crunchy hazelnut dukkah.
Serve with pittas for the ultimate lunch.

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The Hummus

The secret to a super smooth hummus, is simmering cooked, tinned chickpeas in water with a small amount of bicarbonate of soda then removing the skins. This step is optional but for the best possible hummus, I’d definitely spend the extra time doing it.

For a classic hummus, we’re blitzing the chickpeas up with tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, garlic & cumin. A small amount of honey brings a touch of sweetness as well.

I’ve used confit garlic for this recipe for a gentle, roasted flavour but feel free to use raw if you would prefer.

Roasted Chickpeas

A great snack on their own or used to add an extra hit of flavour & texture to smooth dips (like hummus). Roasted chickpeas are made by coating tinned ones in oil & any flavourings then cooking in the oven until crispy. For this recipe, we are coating them in paprika, cumin & garlic granules.

Hazelnut Dukkah

A Middle Eastern mix of nuts, seeds, spices & herbs. Dukkah is super crunchy & has a lightly spiced, nutty flavour. We’re using it to top our hummus but it’s very versatile. It’s also good sprinkled over roasted veg.

To make, a mixture of hazelnuts, fennel, cumin, coriander, nigella & sesame seeds are all toasted then roughly chopped. This is then mixed with paprika, dried oregano & a pinch of salt.

Dukkah will keep for a while if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. I like to have some on hand at all times!

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To Serve

We’re serving this hummus sharing style. To plate up, we spread the hummus onto a large serving plate, using a spoon to create pockets for the garnishes to sit in. Next we top with the roasted chickpeas, a generous amount of the dukkah, some chopped herbs, a drizzle of olive oil & a couple of lemon wedges.

I’d recommend serving with pittas!

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Hummus, Roasted Chickpeas & Hazelnut Dukkah

A super smooth & creamy hummus, topped with roasted chickpeas & a crunchy hazelnut dukkah. Serve with pittas for the ultimate lunch.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 5 People
Author: Ben Racey


  • Food Processor
  • Large Saucepan


  • 2 Tins Chickpeas – 450g In Total One Drained Drain But Keep The Liquid


  • 350 g Chickpeas See Above
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 100 g Tahini
  • 4 Cloves Confit Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • Chickpea Water See Above

Roasted Chickpeas

  • 100 g Chickpeas See Above
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Garlic Granules

Hazelnut Dukkah

  • 50 g Blanched Hazelnuts
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Nigella Seeds
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Maldon Salt

To Serve

  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley Finely Chopped
  • 2 Wedges Lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Pittas


  • Preheat an oven to 180°c.
  • Hummus.
    Place the chickpeas into a large saucepan with 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda then cover completely with cold water. Place a lid on the pan &b ring to a simmer over a medium heat. Cook gently until the chickpeas start to soften, roughly 30 minutes.
  • Once the chickpeas are cooked, drain them into a colander then give them a rinse with cold water.
    *It’s at this point that the chickpea skins can be picked out.
  • Next, place the cooled chickpeas, tahini. confit garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, honey & 2 tbsp of chickpea water into a food processor. Season well with salt & pepper then blitz until smooth.
    If the hummus is too thick, blitz in a splash more chickpea water. Check the hummus for seasoning, adding more salt & pepper if needed.
    Transfer to a container & leave in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Roasted Chickpeas.
    In a bowl, combine the chickpeas, oil, cumin, paprika & garlic granules. Season with salt & pepper then transfer to a baking tray lined with parchment.
    Roast in the preheated oven until crispy, around 20 minutes. Make sure to agitate the chickpeas every 5 minutes or so.
    Once cooked, transfer to a bowl & leave to cool before serving.
  • Hazelnut Dukkah.
    Place the hazelnuts onto a baking tray & cook in the preheated oven until golden brown, 5-10 minutes.Leave to cool.
  • Next, heat a frying pan over a medium heat then add in the fennel, cumin, coriander & nigella seeds. Toast until fragrant (30 seconds – 1 minute) then transfer to a bowl. Place the pan back on the heat then add in the sesame seeds & toast until golden, stirring regularly.
    Transfer to another bowl & leave to cool.
  • Once cool, place the hazelnuts into a pestle & mortar & coarsely chop. Transfer to a bowl.
    Add the toasted seeds (apart from the sesame) to the pestle & mortar & crush lightly. Next, to the hazelnuts, add in the crushed seeds, the sesame seeds, paprika & oregano.
    Season with a pinch of Maldon salt & stir to combine.
  • To Serve.
    Spread the hummus onto a large plate & use the back of a spoon to create pockets for the garnish to sit in. Top with the roasted chickpeas, sprinkle over a generous amount of dukkah, the chopped parsley then drizzle over a generous amount of olive oil.
    Serve with the lemon wedges & toasted pitta.


If Using An Aga.
Roast the chickpeas & hazelnuts (for the dukkah) on the bottom set of runners in the baking oven. 
To cook the hummus chickpeas, bring to the boil on the boiling plate then transfer to the simmering oven.
This recipe makes plenty of dukkah. Stored in an airtight container it will last for several weeks.
The secret to super smooth hummus is simmering the chickpeas in water with a small amount of bicarbonate of soda. Make sure that the chickpeas are completely cool before making the hummus.
This recipe uses two tins of chickpeas, 100g are used for the roasted chickpeas & the remaining ones are used for the hummus (around 350g).
After cooking, the skins will have separated from the chickpeas. You can pick them out at this point for a smoother hummus but this is optional.

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