Easy peasy homemade Houmous


I love Houmous and it is a weekly staple in our house. The children have it in their school lunch boxes in pitta, a bagel or on my ‘eco’ brown bread with grated carrot. As a dip it makes a great healthy snack with celery, carrot, cucumber, or bread sticks. Of course most Supermarkets stock fresh houmous but I can guarantee that with a small amount of pre-planning you can make a fresher, healthier, cheaper and tastier one in under 3 minutes with no cooking required. I can’t say fairer than that and yes, it is easy peasy.

1 400g can of chickpeas
I tablespoon of Tahini. Tahini is pulped sesame seeds and can be bought in lots of Supermarkets and any health store (light or dark, I prefer light). You should get between 4 and 6 batches from one 300g jar.
I small clove of garlic crushed
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon of paprika
season with a pinch of salt and black pepper

You can use a food processor or a hand held blender which works just as well.
Throw in all of the ingredients together, blend and season to taste. Water can be added in small amounts to get a consistency you are happy with. Voila. Enjoy.

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