Basic Houmous

Basic Houmous

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This is a very basic houmous that consists of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and garlic. From this recipe you can easily modify to tastes and trends.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 (400g) tins chickpeas
  • 2 large lemons, juiced
  • 150ml tahini paste
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • parsley, diced to garnish

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Put the chickpeas in a blender or food processor with the lemon juice then blend into a smooth puree.
  2. Add tahini paste, all but 10ml (2 teaspoons) of the oil, the garlic and seasoning. Blend until smooth.
  3. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with reserved oil. Garnish with parsley. Serve with warm pita bread.

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