Houmous
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Ready in 15 minutes

Homemade houmous is much better than shop bought and extremely quick and easy to make. Try adding different flavours like pesto or roasted peppers.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
255kcals
Fat
23.7g (3.3g saturated)
Protein
3.8g
Carbohydrates
6.6g (0.3g sugars)
Fibre
2.7g
Salt
0.2g salt
Calories
255kcals
Fat
23.7g (3.3g saturated)
Protein
3.8g
Carbohydrates
6.6g (0.3g sugars)
Fibre
2.7g
Salt
0.2g salt

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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.

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