Homemade houmous

Recipes

Homemade houmous

Houmous is so tasty and so versatile - we always have a pot in the fridge!

Level | Easy

 

INGREDIENTS

250g organic dried chickpeas (You can used tinned ones but it's extra creamy with the overnight soaked version)

1 lemon (juiced)

2 garlic cloves, crushed

Himalayan salt

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)

4 tbsp water (save the water that you cooked the chickpeas in - or from the can)

3 tbsp organic sunflower oil

Variations you can also add:

Chilli - a pinch of chilli

Coriander - fresh coriander

Toasted sesame seeds

Roasted garlic
 

METHOD

1. Soak the chickpeas in water overnight

2. Bring the soaked chickpeas to a heavy simmer in plenty of water for 2 ½ hours.

3. Once soft, take off the heat and leave to cool.

4. Drain the chickpeas and keep the water to add to the hommous.

5. Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, tahini, water and oil in a food processor.

6. Add more oil, lemon juice, garlic or salt to taste. The mixture should be nice and creamy, if it’s not, add more sunflower oil.

7. Place in the fridge overnight and enjoy with homemade seed crackers or kale crackers.