Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Few Simple Houmous Recipes

Why Not Make Your Own Houmous? 3 Simple Recipes

Here in the UK we spell Hummus as Houmous but the ingredients are usually the same.

A Bowl of Houmous
That is, the usual suspects of mashed chickpeas blended into a smooth texture with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.

This food is typical middle eastern fare, however if you'd like to have a go at making some houmous yourself there are a few places you can find online that can help you get the balance of ingredients right. has an excellent recipe using Kalamata olives, red peppers and paprikas to hopefully result in a flavourful kick. have a short, simple recipe reminding us that the main ingredient of houmous, namely chick peas, offers oodles of protein, calcium and iron. The recipe is also available in video format and they provide some helpful conversion tables so you can get the measurements correct. has a nice variation on the houmous theme by adding in some sesame seeds, and they love serving the finished product with a salad bowl full of nice fresh greens and asparagus.

I'm getting hungry!

There you have it, there are now no more excuses to be houmousless this spring :)