Houmous without a food processor

    10 min

    Creamy houmous is still possible to make without a food processor when you have a potato masher, tahini and chickpeas on hand.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
    • 60g tahini
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, or to taste
    • 1 pinch chilli flakes, or to taste
    • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Mash chickpeas, 2 tablespoons reserved chickpea liquid, tahini, sesame oil, chilli flakes and garlic powder together in a bowl using a potato masher, adding more reserved liquid if desired, until houmous is desired consistency.


    Your potato masher needs to have enough surface area on the flat end to crush the chickpeas. This can take from 50 to 100 mashes! Rest the bowl or pot on a cutting board or tea towel to protect your counter or work surface. Don't use a non-stick pot because you'd probably damage its surface. The recipe can be doubled.

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    My potato masher is cheap and worthless so I used my Magic Bullet for this. It turned out good but after tasting it I felt it was missing a key ingredient. Lemon. I added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and that did the trick.  -  10 Sep 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)