Healthy homemade houmous

Healthy homemade houmous

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(45 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. 

  2. 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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Chere
6th Aug, 2016
5.05
I made this yesterday to take along to a BBQ. This went down a treat. Thank you so much Sarah Cook.
SallyT.
12th Feb, 2015
0.05
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
24th Dec, 2015
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.
12th Feb, 2015
0.05
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
14th Jan, 2015
2.55
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
5th Nov, 2014
5.05
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
31st Jul, 2014
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
22nd May, 2014
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
13th May, 2014
3.8
Very nice.
Candlestick_kitty
31st Mar, 2014
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!!!!

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gilljeff09
1st Jan, 2014
I put some olive oil and a pinch of Cayenne pepper which gives it a little bite.