Friday, 20 February 2015

Houmous! Houmous! Houmous!

Simple, delicious, and very cheap to make, it's well worth making this vegan staple yourself as you can tweak the recipe to make it exactly how you like it.

  • 400g/1 can of ready cooked chickpeas, washed & drained
  • 2 teaspoons of tahini
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds 
  1. Place most of the chickpeas in a bowl (if using a stick blender or masher), or food processor, leaving a few to one side to use as a garnish
  2. Add the tahini, lemon juice, half the olive oil, garlic, coriander, and salt and mix well
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Have a taste, adding more lemon juice, garlic, and/or salt if needed
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, garnishing with the remaining chickpeas, olive oil, sesame seeds and a sprig of coriander/parsley 
  6. Serve as you wish - personally I love it with falafel in a a homemade bun or wrap