Simple Houmous


  • 1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. Drain and tip the chickpeas into a food processor.
  2. Peel and add the garlic, then add the tahini, a good squeeze of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  3. Season with a pinch of sea salt, then pop the lid on and blitz.
  4. Use a spatula to scrape the houmous down the sides of the bowl, then blitz again until smooth.
  5. Have a taste and add more lemon juice or a splash of water to loosen, if needed, then transfer to a serving bowl.
  6. Serve with sliced crunchy vegs, such as carrots, cucumbers, radishes or peppers, and some warm flatbreads.


  • Calories: 64
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturates: 0.5g
  • Sugars: 0.2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 6.3g
  • Fibre: 1.9g

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