Wednesday, 25 November 2009


i maintain that people only buy houmous in a supermarket because they don't realise it costs about 50p to make a metric ton of the stuff at home (currently topping the giraffalafel's list on "rip-offs" is sainsbury's charging extra for chunky houmous WHEN YOU JUST AREN'T BLENDING IT AS MUCH WHAT THE HELL). ideally, you need a blender, but i've seen it made with some vigorous stir action before. this is a super quick one, assuming you aren't doing your own chickpeas. for the amount pictured above i just doubled the recipe and managed to feed me, gem and all four of the cut ups (i also made about 600g of pasta with this for well under £20)! this easily serves two people. god damn, i love houmous.


- 1 can of chickpeas
- 60ml liquid from the can (this stuff never smells too hot, but trust me)
- 3 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste, i barely use 3)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon tahini
- 2 cloves garlic (crush 'em up)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil


drain the chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. blend all this in to personal preference thickness-wise, then add salt and pepper to taste (no more than a tablespoon of salt, for me). i always add i little more liquid and olive oil than the recipe just to stop it being really dry. i would also recommend throwing in chilli (my chilli/hot sauce addiction will be written about another time), red pepper, and whatever else you think would work! my friend brooke tells me jalapeno peppers are amazing to blend in, but i'm yet to try this. get creative with it!

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