Sunday, 18 July 2010


Home made houmous is very quick and easy to make and tastes so much better than most shop bought stuff.
I used

I 400g can chickpeas drained
I dessert spoon of Tahini Paste
Juice of between half and a whole lemon added to taste
Finely chopped fresh garlic, I used about half a clove but sometimes more.

All the ingredients were blitzed together for a couple of minutes with a hand held blender.
It is best made a few hours before eaten so that the garlic flavour can permeate.

I rarely use salt and prefer to add freshly ground black pepper just before eating.

I divide the mixture between several ramekin dishes and freeze some. To part of the mixture I added smoked paprika to taste. The other portion is garnished with fresh mint


Chauncey said...

Tessa, this is right up my alley. Looks and sounds yummy.

Erika Price said...

Yummy scrummy!

Jill said...

Mmm...sounds good.

Myfanwy said...

As my children used to say when they were tiny!

Yum yum, bubblegum!

Sixsisters said...

I will have to try this.

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said...

How interesting! I've never seen a recipe for houmous before. Will definitley try it as its a staple in our fridge :)

Mary said...

This is one of the god's gifts to cooks around the world. I love this dip and your recipe for it is wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Maryo