Homemade houmous with pitta chips

Homemade houmous with pitta chips

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6-8 as a snack
A staple fave for all ages, this is great to keep in the fridge for a standby healthy snack

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal227
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.64g
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  • 3 pitta bread
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • juice 1 lemon



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


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Slice each pitta in half so it separates into two really thin pieces of bread, then cut into strips or wedges. Lightly grease a shallow baking tray or sheet and arrange the pitta slices on top. Cook in the oven for 10 mins until crisp, then leave to cool. Can be stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

  2. To make the houmous, tip the rinsed chickpeas into a food processor. Add all the remaining ingredients and 3 tbsp cold water and whizz together. Keep adding water, a tbsp or so at a time, until you get a smooth spoonable paste. Tip into a bowl and serve. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Comments (44)

amy_natalia's picture

This is very nice. Both my kids, 13 year old and 7 year old enjoyed this, even my husband that had a bad experience with hummous some years ago enjoyed it.

anki gatoni's picture

Where is the tahini?

Gill Holmes's picture

My only addition was a sprinkle of paprika on top to serve. Delicious recipe and not too salty.

charlotte1090's picture

Such a simple recipe for basic houmous... I always add stuff to it to make it a little more exciting. Things I have added: Nandos piri piri sauce, Chipotle paste, flavored oils. Just keep adding a little and tasting until you have it how you like!

mamma mia's picture

Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!

doriscarloff's picture

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atg123's picture

Sorry. Found this recipe too lemony and too runny. Will be trying a different recipe.

amie_dee's picture

I love this recipe! The houmous is really tasty. I added a tablespoon of tahini too and it was delicious.

nafeesa786's picture

where is the ingredients

amchoor's picture

A bit bland so I added some tahini paste, approx one big dessertspoon. I also added some caramelised onion chutney and a little bit of yoghurt and this gave it a creamier texture and a sweet note to add a bit of interest.

fairjopug's picture

I only made the houmous but it was yummy made with chilli.

coulstonl001's picture

Not sure if I did something wrong but this recipe was bland and nothing like shop-bought! I usually love houmous and added extra garlic for taste but was still not enough.

bexlaa's picture

This has got to be the worst recipe I've ever used for houmous! Far too much liquid, and why no Tahini??? Was tasteless, and the texture was awful. Such a shame as we all love Houmous in our house.

yuliya112's picture

bland! I love houmous! and this was not as good as I like had to add cayane pepper to even give it SOME taste!

mkeiii's picture

delishious humous! add anything you like to make it more interesting, I added half a fresh chilli.

dolliepie's picture

I love this recipe, and even those who hate houmous love this recipe - it's so easy and delicious I don't understand why I ever had shop-bought houmous before! I use part olive oil and part chilli infused olive to give it an extra kick.

d41d0y's picture

I added some tahini. Didn't need any water as I had a big lemon! Next time will probably season (wanted to see what it was like plain), also might try adding chilli flakes and different herbs. Will make again, especially as living in Norway means that shop-bought houmous is a rare find.

pjlawrence's picture

I didn't add any extra water, yet mine turned out too sloppy and oily - not at all like the picture. And the taste was way too lemony. If I make it again, I'll use less oil and less lemon and try some different flavouring.

phynona's picture

Don't know what I did wrong but when I followed this recipe the end result was horrid! Far too lemony and oily and tasted nothing like any houmous I've had before.

donnamh81's picture

I have just made this for lunch with only 1 tbsp of water, a bit extra olive oil and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika added to the recipe and really whizzed it up until it was lovely and smooth. Its delicious, i can't stop eating it!!


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