Peanut hummus with fruit & veg sticks

This healthy, nutty dip, with tahini and smoked paprika, is perfect for spreading – eat with apple slices and vegetables for a quick lunch or snack

  • Prep:10 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 336
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 16g
  • fibre 13g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 0.8g


  • 380g carton chickpeas
  • zest and juice ½ lemon (use the other ½ to squeeze over the apple to stop it browning, if you like)
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • ½ -1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 crisp red apples, cored and cut into slices
  • 2 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 4 celery sticks, cut into batons lengthways


Spread or dip

This houmous is perfect for spreading on crisp apple slices and celery or carrot sticks. Add extra liquid if you want a dipping consistency to serve with softer vegetables, such as chicory leaves, sugar snap peas and cucumber.



  1. Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Tip three-quarters of the chickpeas into a food processor and add the lemon zest and juice, tahini, paprika, peanuts and oil with 3 tbsp chickpea liquid. Blitz in a food processor until smooth, then stir in the reserved chickpeas. Serve with the fruit and veg sticks.

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