Saturday 18 April 2015

Simple Houmous (or Hummus)

Houmous with pita is one of my favourite things to snack on and I always have some houmous in the fridge. Although houmous is available in every supermarket and some of these are really quite tasty, I wanted to attempt it at home. So when we had gone to a Turkish restaurant for dinner the other day, I savoured every bit of the houmous, making a mental note of all the ingredients I could taste and came up with this recipe. You can reduce the amount of garlic to just 1 clove but I personally love the garlicky taste. 


1  400 g can of chickpeas
2  tsp tahini paste
2  garlic cloves, crushed
3  tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1  tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4  tsp ground cumin
2  tbsp water
1/2 - 1  tsp salt
Chilli powder (optional)


Drain the chickpeas and add to a food processor along with the tahini paste, crushed garlic, lemon juice, salt, ground cumin and about 2 tbsp of water.

Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil until it is combined. Check for seasoning.

Remove in a serving dish, drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some chilli powder.

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