Chickpeas have a delicious nutty taste and are nutritious and filling. They're versatile too. Make them into hummus or dips, sprinkle over salads or soak, dehydrate and mill into chickpea flour.
How to make hummus
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a blender or food processor.
Start on low speed and gradually increase to high speed. Blend well, for 4–5 minutes until creamy and smooth.
If the hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water or olive oil.
Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Recipe extracted from The Power of Living Raw by Nicky Arthur, New Holland Publishers, £14.99