Heavenly Houmous

imageThis is a basic recipe that I use. Start off by following it as it’s written and then as you get to understand your preferences in taste and texture, you can adjust it to suit your taste buds. Just keep some cans of chickpeas and tahini paste in your cupboard and you will never be short of this healthy and tasty dish.

  • 2 x 400g cans of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for decoration)
  • 4 tsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp crushed sea salt
  • 6 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 3½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)

1.Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into the food processor. Add the tahini, crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice and seven tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the cans. Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil while it runs.

2,When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas. Sprinkle with paprika and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves, for colour. I like to run some parsley or coriander through the mix so I add it as I blend.
This recipe is orginally from Jamie Oliver


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