Houmous (hummus)

This is easy to make, a great source of vegetable protein and you can add all sorts of flavours for variation. Try adding mint. Another tasty tip is to serve houmous with finely chopped cooked beetroot and a little crumbled feta cheese.

Preparation time:Less than 10 minutes

Serves:2 - 4

You can make houmous as smooth as you need. Be careful when it’s homemade though – it will go off much sooner than the shop-bought variety.

  • Ingredients
    • 200g tin chickpeas
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • Salt
    • 100ml tahini (sesame seed paste) optional
    • 4 tbsp water
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp paprika
  • Method
    1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse.
    2. Blend the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, tahini, and water to a creamy purée.
    3. You can add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt to taste, as wished.
    4. Sprinkle with paprika or add other flavours as required.