Basic Houmous

Serves 2-4 (dependent on portion size)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x 400g can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few whole chickpeas)
  • 3 x tablespoon quality extra virgin olive oil (I used Fillipo Berio)
  • 2 x tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 x teaspoon salt (can be substituted for 5 x black olives)
  • 1 x teaspoon tahini
  • 1 x garlic clove
  • Paprika
  • Coriander or parsley leaves – just for decoration


  1. Rinse chickpeas in cold water and put into your food processor/ nutribullet
  2. Add in the tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic and 7 tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the chickpeas can
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Add in the olive oil and re-blend until fully combined and smooth
  5. Scoop out into serving dish
  6. Sprinkle with paprika
  7. Decorate with a few whole chickpeas
  8. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil
  9. Sprinkle with coriander/ parsley
  10. Eat and enjoy



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