Sides/ Vegetarian

Toasted Sesame Hummus

May 2, 2017 (Last Updated: June 30, 2019)

‘Toasted Sesame Hummus is a deliciously smooth, nutty and tangy twist on the Classic Hummus. So affordable and super quick to make’ – Hungry now?  Jump to Recipe

Toasted Sesame Hummus - pre garnish

So I’ve been meaning to put out a Hummus recipe for a while now. But, well, it’s everywhere! Hey I’m not complaining, I just mean I don’t want to be ‘that guy’ that throws out a classic Hummus recipe that drowns into the deep oceans of the internet. I’m gonna have to jazz it up. So I thought to myself, firstly ‘F*ck I love Hummus so much I’m going to spontaneously cry’ but secondly ‘how can I love it even more?’ And here we are – Toasted Sesame Hummus.

The taste? Superb. However it did kinda look like a frothy coffee before I garnished.

Let’s chuck some sesame on.

Toasted Sesame Hummus - sesame seeds

My favourite component of a classic Hummus is the Tahini; and the main component of Tahini is indeed sesame seeds. What I’ve essentially done here is just emphasized that component to bring a real nutty, smoky flavour to the hummus. Toasting the sesame seeds helps to bring out that nutty flavour and also reduces any bitterness from the seeds. The flavours in this recipe really bounce off each other to help bring you one heck of a hummus. All in all, I’d like to put this recipe forward as being spoon-worthy.

*reaches for spoon and eats like nobodies watching*

Toasted Sesame Hummus - full garnish

Okay side note – it is totally optional if you want to peel the chickpeas or not. Granted it will make the Hummus a little creamier and on the whole more silkier if you do, but it’s not gonna ruin it if you want to chuck them straight in. Of course you can hand peel them, which will take a little time, OR you can give this article a quick read and see another method.

Toasted Sesame Hummus - full garnish with tortilla chips

 Okay, back from the side note. Let’s round things up before you get bored and I really do become ‘that guy’. This recipe is so freaking easy and incredibly affordable. For the amount you get, the price/quantity trade off is amazing. Most importantly, it tastes so SO good. I’m truly excited to share this recipe with you guys. Pair with some homemade tortilla chips and you’ll be on your way. So here you are, my Toasted Sesame Hummus. Enjoy!

Toasted Sesame Hummus

Toasted Sesame Hummus

' Toasted Sesame Hummus is a deliciously smooth, nutty and tangy twist on the Classic Hummus. So affordable and super quick to make '
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 210


  • 2 cans 2x 400g of Chickpeas, keep the brine/water of 1 can
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 heaped tsp of Ground Cumin
  • juice of 1 large Lemon or more to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Extras ‘n’ Optionals:

  • 1 tsp of Fresh Parsley finely diced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil


  • If you’re removing the chickpea skins then start with that. If not then go straight ahead with lightly toasting the sesame seeds in a pan (no oil needed) over medium heat for around 1-2 mins. You want to make sure they turn a deep brown colour, but be sure not to overcook; there’s a fine line between toasted and burnt.
  • Pop your chickpeas (bar 3-4 for garnish), chickpea brine, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, seasoning and 1 1/2 tbsp of your sesame seeds in a food processor. As you blend, slowly pour in your olive oil until the hummus becomes smooth and silky enough for your desired texture.
  • Taste test for any extra seasoning/lemon juice etc. If it’s not silky enough then simply add some water and/or olive oil.
  • Top hummus with your 1/2 tbsp of sesame seeds, 3-4 chickpeas and a good drizzle of sesame oil. Oh and some parsley if you fancy. Photo below for inspiration.



Nutrition Facts
Toasted Sesame Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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For another delicious recipe to dive those Tortilla Chips in to, check out my Guacamole recipe!

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1 Comment

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    May 3, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Any hummus is going to be my favorite!

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