By: Lisa Guy

Chickpeas are an excellent source of resistant starch, which is considered a prebiotic as it helps the beneficial gut microbiota to grow and flourish in the digestive tract. Hummus is a healthy snack rich in protein and fibre that works together to slow down digestion to keep you feeling full for longer. Hummus is so versatile. You can serve it with flat breads, on wraps, sandwiches or toast, or with veggie sticks or wholegrain crackers.



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  • 400g tin organic chickpeas, rinsed & drained well (or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2-4 tbsp water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Toppings - Olive oil, paprika, toasted chickpeas & parsley


  • Place ingredients in your food processor and blend until well combined. If your hummus is too thick, add some more water.
  • To serve, top with some olive oil, paprika, toasted chickpeas and parsley.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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