What is houmous?

Well, it could be the world’s favourite dip! Find out more about this moreish side, including recipes to try.

What is houmous?

How do you make houmous?

Houmous is made by blending chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. You can use dried chickpeas (you’d need to soak first, according to the recipe you use), or from a tin.

It’s sometimes spelled hummus.

What’s the best way to eat houmous?

It can be enjoyed as a dip, dolloped over salads, spread in sandwiches and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too. You can sprinkle smoked paprika over the top for a final flourish.

Houmous recipes to try

Quick houmous – with an overnight soak, then a speedy whizz up

Classic houmous – this recipe uses a tin of chickpeas

Broad bean houmous – while chickpea is the usual main ingredient, you can also try alternatives such as broadbeans

Or, why not go for our stunning vegan rainbow platter of houmous, including beetroot, pea and mint, and carrot?

See all the houmous recipes in our collection.

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