Tomato Houmous

Tomato Houmous


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This is a spicy houmous that includes tomatoes and fresh chillies. It can be used as a dip, spread for toast or even as a dressing with salads.


Serves: 40 

  • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, liquid reserved
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 120g plum tomatoes, diced
  • 3 fresh green chillies, diced or 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-6 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Drain and wash the chickpeas in running water and set aside the liquid from the tin.
  2. Add garlic, tomatoes, chillies, tahini, salt, cumin and the reserved chickpeas liquid into a food processor. Blend it for 3-5 minutes on low speed until mixed well and a smooth paste is formed.
  3. Add the olive oil and lemon juice to the above mixture and blend it for couple of minutes more. If the consistency is thick some more water can be added.
  4. Serve immediately with warm pita bread or cover and refrigerate. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks and can be kept in freezer for up to 1 month.

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