Authentic houmous

    15 min

    If you're looking for the real deal, this authentic houmous is it. A family recipe, it's made just the way houmous should be - with tahini, lemon juice and garlic.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 1 1/2 (400g) tins chickpeas, drained with half the liquid reserved
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black black pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a blender, add chickpeas, reserving about a small handful for garnish. Place lemon juice, tahini, chopped garlic and salt in blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed.
    2. Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top. Garnish with reserved chickpeas.

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    Terrific recipe. I added a fraction more tahini, garlic and salt to taste. I will never buy houmous again now I know how easy it is.  -  26 Apr 2012


    I love d strong taste of garlic...  -  27 Nov 2011


    Very tasty, quick and easy to make. Didnt add the oil to some calories and didnt miss it  -  07 Sep 2011