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Basic Houmous

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 8
This is the simplest houmous recipe!


  • 2x 400g can of chickpeas in salted water (reserve 1 can of chickpea liquid and a few for decoration)
  • 4 tsp Tahini
  • 2/3 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 6 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (extra for drizzling)
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • STEP 1
    Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into a food processor, remember to reserve some of the chickpea liquid. Add the tahini, crushed garlic, lemon juice and 8 tablespoons of the reserved liquid. Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil while it runs.
  • STEP 2
    When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas.

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