Make Your Own Houmous


I buy houmous (or hummus as it’s probably properly spelled) all the time from the supermarket. It’s one of my favourite things to have on a slice of toast if I’m in a rush in the morning. Or if I need a snack during the day I usually just chop up a few bits of carrot or cucumber or pepper and dip them in.

I’m not sure why, but I thought houmous was quite difficult to make. But it turns out it’s one of the simplest things you can make at home. All you really do is whiz the ingredients up in a food processor and that’s it! It tastes so much better when it’s fresh too. I will most definitely be making this a lot!

Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Serves: 2-4 as a dip



  • 200g tin canned chickpeas
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 100ml tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp paprika

Preparation method

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Put a few whole chickpeas to the side for serving.
  2. Place the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini paste, olive oil and cumin in a food processor and process until combined.
  3. Add the water and process again until quite smooth.
  4. Add the salt to taste (and more lemon juice, garlic or cumin if it tastes like it needs it). Mix thoroughly.
  5. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with the paprika and the few whole chickpeas.
  6. Serve!