Easy Homemade Houmous | Traditional Recipe

Have you ever thought of making houmous but found it too difficult? Well, I have got good news for you! This is so easy, no cooking involved! In this blog post, I’ll show you how to do it. So get ready to enjoy some delicious homemade houmous. Let’s get started!

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What is hummus made of?

Houmous is traditionally made of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. However, there are many variations of houmous available today, with different ingredients used to create a variety of flavours. Some popular ingredients used in houmous include roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and spices such as cumin or paprika.

What to use instead of tahini in Houmous

Tahini adds a great flavour to houmous, but this ingredient isn’t in everyone’s cupboard, or it can be expensive to buy. Instead, just leave it out or add some toasted sesame seeds. I toast them quickly on a frying pan (no oil needed), then add them to a food processor along with the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. You still have the lovely nutty flavour and texture! Tahini-free recipe >> Light and Healthy Houmous

Houmous is a delicious healthy snack

Houmous is perfect for dipping vegetables, crackers or pita bread. It is made from chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice and is high in protein and fibre. Houmous is a great way to add more plant-based food to your diet and can be enjoyed by everyone.

Do I need to peel chickpeas for houmous?

No, you don’t need to peel chickpeas for houmous. The skins will come off during the blending process. Houmous will be just as smooth and creamy without peeling the chickpeas first.

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Ingredients for houmous

  • 1 Can Chickpeas (Drained)
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)

How to make houmous without the tahini

Add the drained chickpeas to the food processor. Add the tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Blitz until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.

How many calories are in houmous?

Houmous is a delicious dip or spread made from chickpeas, and it’s a great way to add some extra protein and fibre to your diet. One of the best things about houmous is that it’s relatively low in calories, especially when you make it without tahini.

In this recipe, there are only approximately 77 calories per portion. That means you can enjoy houmous as part of a healthy, balanced diet. And, because it’s so filling and satisfying, houmous is a great choice if you’re watching your weight. So next time you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious snack, reach for some houmous!


If you find it too thick, just add more olive oil or add a little water.

Add flavourings to give it more flavour, such as toasted sesame seeds, paprika and cumin or even some chilli for a bit of a kick!

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Other dips to try

Butterbean and Sun-dried Tomato

Green Pea and Sesame Seed Dip

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Easy Homemade Houmous

A smooth and creamy houmous that's better than shop bought!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 77 kcal


  • 1 400g Chickpeas (Drained)
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)


  • Add the drained chickpeas to the food processor. Add the thini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Blitz until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword easy chick pea dip
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