Houmous with veg sticks

Houmous with veg sticks

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Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4 as a snack
Kids won't eat garlic? Try this houmous recipe - it's ready in 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving of houmous only

  • kcal190
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars4.2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.36g
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  • 400g can rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lemon



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

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 tbsp just-boiled water
  • 1 tsp Marmite
  • sticks of carrot, cucumber, pepper and sesame flat breads to serve (see below)



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

For the sesame flatbreads

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • a pinch of salt
  • a grind of black pepper



    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…


  1. Put the chickpeas, tahini and garlic cloves in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, just-boiled water and Marmite. Whizz again until very smooth. Serve with sticks of carrot, cucumber and pepper and Sesame flatbreads.

  2. For the sesame flatbreads, heat grill to high and dust a non-stick baking sheet with a little flour. Mix the self-raising flour, sesame seeds, a pinch of salt and a grind of black pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the natural yogurt and milk or water, then mix well to form a soft dough.

  3. Divide the dough into 4 and press each piece into an oval approx 5mm thick. Place on the sheet and grill for 3 mins on each side until puffed and golden. Brush with a little olive oil before serving, if you like.

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Comments (5)

catie74's picture

Why on earth would you put marmite in hummous???

rebutlin's picture

Houmous with veg sticks Recipe by Lesley Waters

No mention of quantities for the yogurt or milk/water

ambertuesday's picture

I lovvvvvvvvvve houmus and could eat it every day, not this one though. I had to add about 4tbsp of water just to get a decent paste. Giving this to kids who don't like garlic would be a mistake, 2 raw cloves is not subtle for 1 tin of chickpeas.

mags74uk's picture

how much natural yoghurt/milk/water?

alexphoenix's picture

This recipe is missing some of the ingredients for the flat bread!

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