When you consume as much hummus as we do as a family, and when you consider that a can of chickpeas comes in at 30 pence, it seems to make sense to start to at least entertain the idea of making our own. (I say “our own” but as you can see from the title of this post, you can probably deduce that muggins over here cooks, husband mainly just consumes….) I’m also coming to learn that whenever there is a magimix involved, this seems to generally be a signal to basically chuck anything in – which is my kinda cooking. Certainly, it seems hummus is no exception. Previously whenever I’d tried making it, I’d not had much success – it always came out a bit dry and certainly, not as tasty as a shop bought one. But this one turned out differently. I had a bit of coconut milk about to turn so I threw that in, and I think that was *the* ingredient. That, and some thai red curry paste leftover from the week before. Anyway, here’s what I did, and trust me (and @papalinouk), it tasted good. In fact, apparently better than anything else I’ve ever made since we’ve been married (that’s four years…) so I really recommend giving it a go.


  • 1 heaped cup chickpeas (rinse and drain well if you’re using canned)
  • 2 small gloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (depends how spicy you like…)
  • 1/2 cup  full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • A big squeeze of lime
  • Water to thin, if necessary
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


It’s super complicated…whack it all in the magimix and turn up that dial (oh, and it takes longer than you’d think to whizz it all up so give it a good few minutes)



  1. Natasha
    May 13, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Hi Emma, I love reading your blog and watching your youtube videos! I wanted to ask what sort of diet you follow? Are you vegetarian/vegan, or just focused on natural goodness? I’m getting really into yoga and meditation at the moment, and finding that it’s making me want way less meat etc and more greens and whole grains! Xxx

    • Emma Ross
      May 17, 2016 / 10:29 am

      ah thanks natasha! don’t follow any specific diet – especially not now during my pregnancy. just try to drink lots of water, steer clear of processed food and try not to eat too many carbs or sugar. and YES yoga and meditation ( i do more of the former) are amazing practices. i am interested in eating less meat too.. will be looking into it post baby i think. thanks for taking the time to read/ watch my vids – spread the word <3

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