My Deliciously Simple Hoummous

WP_20150225_006I cannot tell you how much I love hoummous…it’s so versatile, tasty and good source of protein.

When I go back to Japan, I eat tofu almost everyday (there are so many different types of tofu there and they are much cheaper comparing to the ones here. You’ll be amazed if you are a tofu lover.) Hoummous is my tofu in England. Although I don’t eat this everyday, this with bread or oatcake is usually what I think of snacking when I’m pekish. I could eat this on it’s own, with vegetables or mixed with pasta.

I buy my chickpeas in bulk so I can have a regular supply of hoummous. From time to time I go through a phase of making this as often as every other day, experimenting with different flavours. And especially when I go to work I take this with me almost everyday as it saves me making lunch. There’s an option of using chickpeas in a packet that are already cooked, but I would always make my own hoummous from scratch as it’s just fresher.

Ingredients (makes 300g):

1/4 cup dry chickpeas, soaked overnight

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup chickpea cooking water

Sea salt


1. Cook the chickpeas in plenty of water until really soft.

2. In a blender put cooked chickpeas with all the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Add salt according to your taste and blend again. Done!

This recipe is a basic version of hoummous. Try adding some roasted garlic, roasted pepper, ground cumin (my favourite) or anything you come up with!


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