Houmous with olives and green chillies

    25 min

    This simple recipe for houmous with olives is quick and easy, not to mention healthy. Perfect to have a quick bite with anything you prefer, specially in summer.


    Delhi, India
    3 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons sesame or olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 300g tinned chickpeas, liquid reserved
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 green chillies, chopped (optional)
    • 18 pitted green olives
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the 2 cloves of crushed garlic and the sesame seeds in oil for 3 minutes, or until tender.
    2. Place chickpeas in a blender or food processor with approximately 1 teaspoon reserved liquid. Process until smooth. Mix in the remaining ingredients, including the cooked garlic and sesame seeds, and blend to desired consistency. Add more of the reserved chickpea liquid as desired. Chill in the fridge until serving.


    You can enjoy it with pitta bread and also reserve it in the freezer for another day. Take it out 2 hours before serving to defrost at room temperature.

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