Quick hummus and 2-ingredient flatbread

Every blog should have a hummus recipe, so here's mine! (better late than never!) I love this quick version. Just throw a few ingredients into a food processor, then tip into a dish and top with pine nuts and a sprinkle of paprika. Serve with some simple 2-ingredient flatbread and you're in appetizer heaven!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword appetizer, flatbread, healthy, healthy food, hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 as an appetizer
Calories 623 kcal
Author Helen


for the hummus

  • 14 ounce cooked chickpeas garbanzo beans, drained and water reserved
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon tahini sesame seed paste*
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil plus a bit more for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts optional
  • sprinkle of paprika optional

for the homemade flatbreads

  • 1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups plain or Greek yogurt I used Greek of course!
  • olive oil and salt for drizzling / sprinkling optional
US Customary - Metric


For the Hummus

  1. Put the first six hummus ingredients (from the chickpeas to the olive oil) in a food processor together with three tablespoons of the reserved chickpea water. Blitz until smooth.
  2. Tip the hummus into a bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and scatter with the toasted pine nuts (if using). Sprinkle with a little paprika (if using).

For the Homemade Flatbreads

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder and yogurt in a large bowl and mix until a dough begins to form.
  2. Tip the dough out onto a floured board or clean work surface and knead a few times until you have a smooth ball of dough (if the dough seems a bit too dry add a tablespoon or two of water to help bring it together).
  3. Divide the dough in half, then divide each half into four to give you eight equal pieces of dough.
  4. Form each piece into a ball, then roll out to a few millimetres thick.
  5. Heat a griddle pan until quite hot, then cook each of the rolled out pieces of dough for a minute or two on each side (they should puff up a bit when you’re cooking the second side). Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt while still hot.
  6. Serve with the hummus and a piece of spinach and feta filo pie (if you like!).

Recipe Notes

*Traditionally, tahini is added to hummus, but I don’t think it would be the end of the world to leave it out if you happen not to have any (many would probably disagree with me here, but there you go!)

Nutrition Facts
Quick hummus and 2-ingredient flatbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 615mg18%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.