• Serves 6
  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • Easy
Homemade houmous is much better than shop bought and extremely quick and easy to make. Try adding different flavours like pesto or roasted peppers.

Nutritional info per serving


  • Calories255kcals
  • Fat23.7g (3.3g saturated)
  • Protein3.8g
  • Carbohydrates6.6g (0.3g sugars)
  • Fibre2.7g
  • Salt0.2g salt

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  • 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1½ tbsp tahini paste (available in most supermarkets)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • Sweet paprika to dust
  • 150ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling on top


  1. Pulse a drained tin of chickpeas in a food processor, together with the garlic clove, tahini paste and lemon juice.
  2. With the processor running, stream in the olive oil and hot water until you have a smooth paste. Season to taste with salt, pepper and more lemon juice, then spoon into a serving bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with a pinch of sweet smoked paprika and drizzle with extra olive oil. Serve with toasted pitta breads.

From February 2012

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