Red onion & Indian-spiced houmous

Red onion & Indian-spiced houmous

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A houmous is a perfect starter for sharing. This one is spiked with gentle spices, guaranteed to rouse the senses

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
314
protein
11g
carbs
25g
fat
20g
saturates
2g
fibre
6g
sugar
4g
salt
0.69g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp each cumin seeds and coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tsp finely chopped coriander
  • pitta bread, to serve

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Method

  1. In a non-stick pan heat 1 tbsp of the oil, then fry the onion until soft and lightly browned. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Toast the spices for a couple of mins on a low heat, then remove from the heat and grind to make a powder. In a food processor, blitz together the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, spices, some salt, the coriander and red onion until smooth.
  3. Tip into a serving bowl and dress with the remaining olive oil. Warm the pitta breads and serve alongside the houmous.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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natalie_tadeusz's picture
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I found I needed way more olive oil otherwise it was too dry.

louandboo's picture
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Nice, but not my favourite.

jocampbell1's picture
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Absolutely delicious; full of flavour compared to other houmous recipes.

elainecoshan's picture
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Didn't have any fennel seeds but tasted fantastic without them.

veggiesara's picture
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I found that the fennel and red onions gave this hummus an unpleasant, overpowdering sweetness. Not my taste at all. If you like traditional hummus flavours I would stay away from this recipe or you may end up washing it all down the sink as I did!

veggiesara's picture
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I found that the fennel and red onions gave this hummus an unpleasant, overpowdering sweetness. Not my taste at all. If you like traditional hummus flavours I would stay away from this recipe or you may end up washing it all down the sink as I did!

tracyjolliffe's picture
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Made it twice already as couldnt get enough of it first time around - loved it!

Added an additional onion and an extra 1/2 tbsp tahini on the 2nd attempt and preferred it.

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