Simple Houmous | How to make Simple Houmous

By Jamie Oliver  |  12th May 2016  |  
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About Simple Houmous Recipe

Chickpeas – the star ingredient in houmous – are incredibly good for you. High in protein and fibre and more than ten micronutrients, including a hefty amount of the mineral copper, keeping our hair and skin nice and healthy, this is a great, nutritious snack. Serve it with crunchy veg for dipping, breadsticks or lovely warm flatbreads.

Simple Houmous

Ingredients to make Simple Houmous

  • 1 x 400 gm tin of chickpeas
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil

How to make Simple Houmous

  1. Drain and tip the chickpeas into a food processor.
  2. Peel and add the garlic, then add the tahini, a good squeeze of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  3. Season with a pinch of sea salt, then pop the lid on and blitz.
  4. Use a spatula to scrape the houmous down the sides of the bowl, then blitz again until smooth.
  5. Have a taste and add more lemon juice or a splash of water to loosen, if needed, then transfer to a serving bowl.
  6. Serve with sliced crunchy veg, such as carrots, cucumbers, radishes or peppers, and some warm flatbreads.

My Tip:

Vary how you serve your houmous: crunchy vegetables like radishes, raw asparagus, cos lettuce, or even apple are all delicious – see what’s in season and experiment. Snacking the right way is super important, and the same goes for how you choose to hydrate yourself. Rather than drinking sugary fizzy drinks to fill you up, try flavouring water instead. It can be super exciting – try adding fresh strawberries and mint leaves, sliced citrus fruits or refreshing cucumber, and even pomegranate seeds for a fun, tasty and healthy way to stay hydrated.

Reviews for Simple Houmous (3)

Richa Jain2 years ago

thanx a lot fr tip n recipe

Janaki Devi2 years ago


Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

love it. big fan.

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