Healthy homemade houmous

Healthy homemade houmous

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins No cook

Easy

Makes 4 snack portions
A smooth blended chickpea dip with tahini and garlic that's versatile and good for you - a great snack or lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal135
  • fat5.1g
  • saturates0.7g
  • carbs12.4g
  • sugars1.3g
  • fibre2.6g
  • protein7.5g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can chickpea, don't drain
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 fat garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • good squeeze lemon juice

Method

  1. Drain the chickpeas into a sieve set over a bowl or jug to catch the liquid. Tip the chickpeas, tahini, garlic and yogurt into a food processor or blender and whizz to smooth. Whizz in a tbsp of the chickpea liquid at a time until you have a nice consistency, then scrape into a bowl, stir in a squeeze of lemon juice and season to taste.

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Comments (47)

SallyT.'s picture
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Well I tried this recipe and found it wanting, unless you do a lot to it. I tried it with my blender first but it was very granular and sour tasting. The taste could have been because it mentioned using a fat clove of garlic and the clove I used was so fat it could have been three! but it was also very bland. The texture though was more the problem initially. Perhaps if the chickpeas had been further cooked to soften them more it might have worked but as it was it was horrible. I transferred it to my foodprocessor and got it nice an smooth but the flavour was still lacking. In the end I added some cayenne, ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon, onion granules, paprika. minced ginger, 1/2 tsp honey and a pinch of salt. Now it's OK but I'm not sure I'd bother again. I'll stick to my previous recipe or buying it.

cherries48's picture

Tinned chick peas work great for me, following the recipe exactly. I have always found it 5 star rating. As for dried beans, it is worth doing your own but soaking, then cooking is the best result, and with poor dried bean results I have had recently I wonder if the dried beans are sometimesjust too old to start with.

SallyT.'s picture
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Well I tried this recipe and found it wanting, unless you do a lot to it. I tried it with my blender first but it was very granular and sour tasting. The taste could have been because it mentioned using a fat clove of garlic and the clove I used was so fat it could have been three! But added to that is was rather bland. The texture though was more the problem. Perhaps if the chickpeas had been further cooked to soften them more it might have worked but as it was it was horrible. I transferred it to my foodprocessor and got it nice an smooth but the flavour was still lacking. In the end I added some cayenne, ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon, onion granules, paprika. minced ginger, 1/2 tsp honey and a pinch of salt. Now it's OK but I'm not sure I'd bother again. I'll stick to my previous recipe or buying it.

tissbun's picture
2.5

Bland bland bland. It was definitely missing a flavour or two. If you're trying to avoid a more fattening shop-bought houmous this will not satisfy your craving without some creativity. By the time you try roasting peppers etc you might as well just buy one if you have time pressures. Otherwise, I am sure this could be a great recipe if you had the time to make it as such.

niamhmce's picture
5

This is super tasty for something so simple to make. I left out the tahini paste because I have no other use for it but it didn't make any difference! I added in a handful of cashew nuts, a tablespoon of cumin and some fresh parsley for a bit of flavour and texture. Turned out fab.

pears47p's picture

Very easy to make. Had to add salt as it was a little bland, also added some cumin to give it a bit of a kick. Delicious

amazon queen's picture

Delicious, and so easy. I'll never buy this ready made again. Strange that omitting the usual olive oil seems to make no difference to the taste at all. Didn't need to add the chick pea liquid, but plenty of salt and a little black pepper. I'll try to adapt this will herbs and spices now.

snicka's picture
3.75

Very nice.

Candlestick_kitty's picture

Made this hummus today and very very impressed. Super easy to do, and I've now read that you can freeze it so never need to buy shop bought hummus again!

I am loving all of the suggestions of things to add too. I had already planned a red pepper version and even an avocado hummus but will definitely refer back to some of the suggestions in these comments.

Interested to see people seeing you don't need the Tahini paste as I went and bought some for this and then realised I had nothing else to use it for, so perhaps in the future I'll try it with out.

We also felt that the garlic was perhaps a little strong so will try it with a little less next time.

Definitely worth washing the food processor out for and that from someone who doesn't take washing up lightly!!!!

sophiecook84's picture

Can anyone suggest an alternative for the Greek yoghurt to make this vegan friendly?
Thanks!

Shaeren's picture

You can find some nice vegan yogurts in supermarkets these days. Most common are the Alpro soya ones (you can get plain flavour), but I've found a nice Coyo coconut yogurt in Tesco that work well with things like hummus and curries.

Janis1941's picture

Just leave the yoghurt out- it's fine without it. It does need more than just a squeeze of lemon though, and some salt. Good luck!

lexskii's picture

Good recipe because its low fat but really does not need the tahini or any extra chick pea water added at all! This made it way too sloppy! Also very bland, even with the garlic and lemon so definitely needs something added to it for a pop of flavour like cayenne pepper or paprika!

helers's picture
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Very bland, needs salt and more lemon juice and garlic. I also like to add some cumin but liked the addition of the yogurt.

ellyhorne's picture

and just to add - I did also add a bit of oil .... so that probably helped too.

ellyhorne's picture

Really like this recipe --- tried to make humous a couple of times before and was very disappointed in the result (it just wasn't like the sainsbury's one etc.) and this one was GREAT! Maybe it is the yoghurt - or I don't know but very happy to finally be able to make a humous I like :-)

Thanks

stardewq@gmail.com's picture

Lemon zest and a bit of cayenne pepper then serve with pitta and tiny bits of jalapeño
Def needs salt
Butter beans also work well and easier to process esp if from a tin

septimusfry's picture

OOps. Not read properly, you don't suggest any oil in your recipe. This has to be a first for me! It is not hummus, it may be derived from hummus, but this is a well-defined Middle-Eastern or Arabic foodstuff which ALWAYS includes oil.

I suggest if anyone wants a decent recipe, look no further than Delia Smith's excellent recipe and substitute Arachis or Peanut Oil.

pendleberry's picture

But the point is that it's a low fat, healthier version. Hence no oil.

tjm333's picture
5

First time I've made this and it's very good, tasty hummus, wouldn't have thought of putting yogurt in but it really works, I'll definitely be making it again, and recommending it.

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gilljeff09's picture

I put some olive oil and a pinch of Cayenne pepper which gives it a little bite.