Homemade houmous

Homemade houmous

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Prep: 10 mins

Easy

Makes 250ml
Whip up a batch of super-healthy homemade houmous in just 10 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal221
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpea, washed and drained
  • juice ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 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…

  • 2 tbsp tahini paste

Method

  1. Whizz everything together in a blender until smooth – loosen with a little water if you like. If you don’t have a blender, mash smooth with a fork or masher. Will keep in fridge for up to 5 days.

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Jane's kitchen
17th May, 2017
A good basic recipe. With a couple of tweaks, it's a five star recipe: adding a teaspoon of harissa paste (or harissa dressing) gives depth and warmth; and instead of using water to loosen the mix, use some of the liquid from the drained chick peas - it really enhances the flavour. Easy and delicious.
4heva
14th Mar, 2017
0.05
First timer so found this to be the simplest recipe.I don't know what I did wrong,as I followed instructions, but this tasted revolting! The consistency is like mortar and the flavour was hideous.the garlic overpowered everything and left a bitter nasty taste.I have thrown it on the compost and will start again from another recipe I think.only gave it one star as it has taught me the basics.
sbillings
5th Sep, 2016
Yes far to gungy. It got firmly stuck in my blender. Had to add lots of liquid to get it out. Hummus soup anyone?
Sarahjane52
6th Apr, 2016
3.8
Just made this Hummus. Added some extra Garlic, lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper. Tastes great.
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troni
1st Jul, 2015
3.8
This is a good basic recipe for hummus. I used Greek yoghurt instead of olive oil and added more lemon juice. And after chilling I am really pleased with it. Much better than shop bought.
pieshop
20th Jan, 2015
0.05
I've only given this 1 star as it is very bland if you just follow the recipe. However, it is a foundation for hummus. I seriously tweaked this and it was delicious. I used one can of chickpeas, 10 garlic cloves, several glugs of lemon juice (but just add bit by bit of lemon juice as it can over power) and I added about 4 or 5 tbls of tahini, plenty of seasoning and a few small glugs of olive oil. You do have to keep tasting and adding as you go. A few drops of water also made the texture slightly better. In the end it was delicious but do keep tweaking and tasting as you go.
sparkita
27th Feb, 2015
Indeed!
Yoghurt-frenzy
25th Aug, 2014
0.05
First time I've made hummous, this recipe made a great foundation on which to build... (A house)
Yoghurt-frenzy
25th Aug, 2014
0.05
First time I've made hummous, this recipe provided a great foundation on which to build... (Literally)
niftypixie
30th May, 2014
3.8
Just made this using dried chickpeas we soaked and cooked earlier. Used 2 cloves of garlic and 1 lemon instead of what is in the recipe and added some water to make it smoother. Found it a bit too lemony after adding the extra lemon so also added a tbsp of natural yogurt. Tastes fab. Yes its not like you buy from the shops but it still tastes really good. Recommend making this homous and just tasting it as you go tweaking the recipe until you find something you like. We will be making this weekly from now on.

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msbake
5th Aug, 2013
Salt! It's never going to taste any good without salt!
simbasurrey
18th Jul, 2013
Sieve the houmous after its been blended if you prefer a smooth houmous without the chickpea skin.