Like most UK vegans, houmous has figured heavily in my diet over the years. Mostly through desperation/lack of choice from supermarkets when I've forgotten to make lunch, but occasionally for pleasure too.

Embarrassingly, it's not been until recently that I've tried making it myself. Too much faff and all that.

It's actually remarkably easy however, and doing so allows you to use much better quality extra virgin olive oil than you'd ever get in premade stuff.

  • 390g Organic Chickpeas in Water
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Drain the chickpeas and blend the chickpeas into a paste:

Add the rest of ingredients (salt and pepper to taste), minus the oil:

As it blends, pour oil in until the right consistancy is reached:

Taste, season and reblend if required. Serve topped with pesto, or simply on its own. You can add other flavours in the final blend (olives, sundried tomatoes etc) also.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Your houmous looks amazing :D You have inspired me to try again after a long-forgotten disaster... :)

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