Homemade Houmous

Finally checked this off my list of things I have to make! And so glad I tried it because homemade houmous is infinitely tastier than supermarket houmous. It’s so easy to make I can’t believe it took me this long to get round to it. This recipe is taken from the book Vegan on the Cheap – great book that I’d recommend to anyone trying to make tasty meals on a budget.

Ingredients (makes 4 portions, costs 40p/portion)

  • 400g can of chickpeas, drained (75p)
  • 2 garlic cloves (5p)
  • 1/3 cup of tahini (or 50g sesame seeds and a little oil – this is what I did) (50p)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (5p)
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (15p)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (20p)


1) First I made the tahini by putting the sesame seeds in a blender with oil. You can toast them first but I tried this for a few minutes and they burned too quickly so need some advice about that please!


2. In a separate flask, blend the chickpeas, garlic, cumin, cayenne, salt


3. Add in the tahini, lemon juice and oil. Can add more or less oil according to taste and texture preference. I used slightly less because I like a more solid houmous


4. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.


5. Eat with crudites, crackers, wraps or however you like!



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