Harissa-spiked hummus

Harissa-spiked hummus

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 10

A breeze to whip up, streets ahead of shop-bought versions – plus it's lower in fat, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal111
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.33g


  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste (see TIP below)
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée


  1. Put three-quarters of the chickpeas in a food processor with 3 tbsp olive oil, garlic and half a cupful of water. Blitz until smooth, adding a little more water if necessary to make a thick cream consistency. Add the rest of the chickpeas, then whizz again for a few seconds until nobbly. Season with salt and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

  2. Mix together the harissa and tomato purée with the rest of the olive oil. Drizzle over the hummus to serve.

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1st Jan, 2013
This went down a storm at a dinner party recently. I actually ended up making it with one tin of chickpeas and one of butter beans by mistake- a bit wetter than ideal, but turned out otherwise fine. The harissa was great and v fiery. Served it with pitta and crudites.
2nd Nov, 2012
Bought the Homous ( as I didn,t have access to a food procesor) but added the harrisa to drizzle - and made the pitta chips - great combination. Used as a starter to accompany sweet lamb tagine
11th Aug, 2011
Didnt make the recipe since i have no idea what harissa is.However we in the caribbean find that ground cumin and scotch bonnet pepper sauce adds a flavour that makes everything taste better.
29th Jan, 2011
I used only 1 can of chick peas - a light lunch for 2 - plenty for us. I used North African harissa from a tube - added a little to taste as it is very strong. Only other thing added were toasted cumin seeds. Think of this as a "Chick Pea Dip" rather than houmous. I can't buy tahini in shops where I live so I'm used to chick pea dips without it.
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3rd Sep, 2010
This worked extremely well for me and friends ask me to make it again and again. I did add a couple of tablespoons tahini (as per one of Delia's recipes) and a bit more lemon juice and salt. I did it just with 1 tin of chickpeas and still had plenty to fill 2 ramekin dishes.
16th Oct, 2009
Recipe not the greatest but love the idea! Made my own recipe humous and added a heap harissa, yummEE!!
23rd Sep, 2009
didn't like this at all tasted very bland. would not use this recipe for Houmous again, would prefer to buy.
31st Jul, 2009
Followed the recipe. Didn't taste anything like Houmous as the recipe didn't include Tahini. Won't be making it again.
6th Jun, 2009
excellent recipe, I added Tahini and used Tabasco instead of Harissa. Super Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6th Jun, 2009
excellent recipe, I added Tahini and used Tabasco instead of Harissa. Super Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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