Try our easy homemade houmous recipes instead of buying shop-bought. Houmous makes a fantastic party dip when served with pitta triangles. It's also fabulous in sandwiches and wraps, or as an accompaniment to your favourite Middle Eastern fare.
I make this houmous all the time. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it's healthier than shop-bought without the oil. Increase or decrease the ingredients as desired, especially the chillies! Serve with tortilla crisps, pitta triangles or fresh vegetables. Add more of the reserved chickpea liquid for a smoother dip.
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.
Houmous made with black beans for a delicious twist. Serve with toasted pitta bread triangles and Kalamata olives.
This basic recipe for houmous is quick and easy - you'll have no reason to buy it from the supermarket again!
Hummus is such an easy thing to make at home and it tastes much better than shop bought. Perfectly good hummus can be made using tinned chickpeas but if you have time, and you want something a bit special, cooking dried chickpeas from scratch creates a lovely texture and flavour. You can get tahini (sesame seed paste) in most supermarkets or Turkish shops. I usually put my hummus in a Spanish cazuela, pour on some more olive oil to prevent it from drying and sprinkle on smoked Spanish paprika, or use Greek paprika if you can get it.