Homemade Harissa Hummus

A sweet and slightly spicy version of regular hummus that will help to keep all the winter bugs away, while offering a feast to the good gut microbes.

Serve with fresh vegetable sticks, like cucumber, carrot, radishes and colourful bell peppers. Create a rainbow on the plate to increase the number of different antioxidants and phytonutrients that represent each colour.

Each serving is a source of fibre (the same amount of an apple with the skin) and protein, while also providing a high dose of selenium, which contributes to healthy hair and nails, and a more resilient immune system.

Serves: 7


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Lemon juice from 1.5-2 lemons
  • 120g tahini
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3g salt
  • 3g cumin seeds
  • 3g paprika
  • 1 heaped tbsp harissa paste
  • ½ red bell pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor, cut up some veggies and enjoy!