Low Fat, Cheap, Homemade Hummus

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Some of my favourite words in that title there! Hummus, homemade, cheap and ‘low fat’ – I’m not afraid of fats, but for dips and such I like to be able to add extra on the day. Or eat chocolate. Or avocados. Or almonds (you get the point)! This is one of my staple meal preps for my afternoon snack at work. I usually pair them with carrot and/or celery sticks for a simple yet yummy eat! Photo’s coming soon 🙂

Low Fat Cheap Homemade Hummus

A simple, delicious staple. Serve with fresh bread or vegetable crudités.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1 400g tin chickpeas drained
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth. If it's too thick, add water 1 tsp at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.


Spicy Hummus

For more spicy hummus, add 1-2 tsp chilli flakes and 1/4 tsp paprika before blending as normal. Nominal calorie difference (I think it’s about 1-2 calories more per serving).

Curried Spinach Hummus

I have to preface this version with a warning – it’s pretty smelly! I have to be armed with mints and chewing gum afterwards so the guys at work don’t suffer! Chuck these in prior to blending and blitz away.

  • 75g baby spinach
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder (so 1/2-3/4 tsp altogether)
  • 2 tsp curry powder

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