Homemade houmous with pitta chips

Homemade houmous with pitta chips

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 3 pitta breads
  • 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
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

Method

  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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amy_natalia
14th Nov, 2016
5.05
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
7th Jul, 2016
Where is the tahini?
Gill Holmes
11th May, 2016
My only addition was a sprinkle of paprika on top to serve. Delicious recipe and not too salty.
charlotte1090
30th Jan, 2015
5.05
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
30th May, 2014
Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!
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8th Jul, 2013
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atg123
14th Jan, 2013
2.05
Sorry. Found this recipe too lemony and too runny. Will be trying a different recipe.
amie_dee
2nd Oct, 2012
5.05
I love this recipe! The houmous is really tasty. I added a tablespoon of tahini too and it was delicious.
nafeesa786
14th Sep, 2012
where is the ingredients
amchoor
25th Apr, 2012
3.05
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.

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