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  • Adriano dos Santos

Simple houmous

Chickpeas is the star ingredient in houmous – are incredibly good for you. High in protein and fibre and more than ten micronutrients, including a hefty amount of the mineral copper, keeping our hair and skin nice and healthy, this is a great, nutritious snack.

Serve it with crunchy veg for dipping, breadsticks or lovely warm flatbreads.


  • 1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas

  • 1 small clove of garlic

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • 1 lemon extra virgin olive oil


  • Drain and tip the chickpeas into a food processor.

  • Peel and add the garlic, then add the tahini, a good squeeze of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of oil.

  • Season with a pinch of sea salt, then pop the lid on and blitz.

  • Use a spatula to scrape the houmous down the sides of the bowl, then blitz again until smooth.

  • Have a taste and add more lemon juice or a splash of water to loosen, if needed, then transfer to a serving bowl.

  • Serve with sliced crunchy veg, such as carrots, cucumbers, radishes or peppers, and some warm flatbreads.


Vary how you serve your houmous: crunchy vegetables like radishes, raw asparagus, cos lettuce, or even apple are all delicious – see what’s in season and experiment.


  • Calories 64

  • Fat 3g

  • Saturates 0.5g

  • Sugars 0.2g

  • Salt 0g

  • Protein 3g

  • Carbs 6.3g

  • Fibre 1.9g

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