Tahina houmous

    4 hours 20 min

    This houmous has the aromatic flavour of tahina which takes it to another level. A great dip for a party and best served with crisps or vegetable sticks.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 110g chickpeas
    • juice of 2 lemons
    • 150g tahina paste
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:2hr soaking  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

    1. Put the chickpeas in a saucepan and cover them with boiling water and allow to soak for 2 hours. Bring the chickpeas to the boil then cover and simmer gently for 2 hours until the peas are tender. Drain and save the liquid.
    2. Transfer the chickpeas to a food processor and blend together with the lemons, tahina paste, garlic, olive oil cayenne. Season well then pulse until smooth. Add a little of the cooking liquid if necessary, the final consistency should be like mayonnaise. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
    3. Transfer to a serving dish and serve chilled.

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