This a recipe from one of the participants on the Cooking Well for Diabetes Courses. It is probably one of the best hummus I have ever tasted. Chickpeas are a protein, so there is hardly any carbs in this recipe, which makes it the perfect snack for someone with diabetes. It is also rich in fibre and iron.

Preparation Time

5 minutes. All ingredients are widely available in supermarket chains throughout Ireland.

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  • 1 can of chick peas drained
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 4 sundried tomatoes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Use a hand blender to mix to a fine paste. Cover & chill in the fridge.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with carrot, celery & cucumber sticks, bread sticks, oatcakes, ryvita, slice of wholegrain toast. Obviously when adding carbohydrates when serving will increase the overall carb content.

Nutritional Information

Per tablespoon:

  • 3g of total carbohydrate of which 0.07g is sugars
  • Fibre 0.6g
  • Calories 27
  • Fats 1.29g
  • Protein 0.73g


Hummus can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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