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Red onion & Indian-spiced houmous

Red onion & Indian-spiced houmous

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories314
  • fat20g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.69g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp each cumin seeds and coriander seeds

    Coriander seed

    kor-ee-and-er seed

    The small, creamy brown seeds of the coriander plant give dishes a warm, aromatic and slightly…

  • ½ tsp fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 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.

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Comments (7)

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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