Easy Light And Healthy Houmous

Are you looking for a delicious, healthy and light snack? Then look no further than Houmous! Not only is houmous incredibly tasty, but it’s also full of goodness – packed with protein, vitamins and minerals that will help you stay energised throughout the day.

Even better, it’s so easy to make (no cooking involved and no tahini needed) that even those who have never cooked before can whip up a delicious batch in minutes. In this blog post, we’ll show how to create simple yet flavourful homemade houmous using just a few ingredients – perfect for sharing in your next get-together or meal prepping ahead of time!

light and creamy houmous uk recipe

Homemade houmous with the tahini

Making homemade houmous without tahini is a breeze and the perfect solution for those who can’t find or don’t want to use tahini. And no substitute is needed! Resulting in a light creamy consistency that doesn’t feel heavy like the original houmous. This tahini-free houmous recipe is a light and healthy side dip that pairs beautifully with vegetables, crackers, or pita bread.

To personalize the recipe to your taste preferences, you can add more lemon juice for a tangier flavour or adjust the amount of garlic and cumin for a more robust taste. Feel free to experiment with additional herbs and spices, like paprika or fresh parsley.


  • 400 g Chick Peas (Canned)
  • 1 lrg Clove of Garlic (or 2 small)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Lemons (Juice)
  • Little water

How to make a creamy diet houmous

Put the 400 g Chick Peas and 1 lrg Clove of Garlic into a food processor or mini chopper and give it a quick whiz. Add the juice of 2 Lemons and 2 tbsp Olive Oil and blend until smooth. Add a Little water if it’s too thick, and add the 1 tsp Salt. Blend again until you have the right consistency.

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Dipping ideas

For creative dipping ideas, consider using colourful veggie sticks like carrots, bell peppers, cucumber, or celery to create an eye-catching presentation. Alternatively, try pairing it with whole-grain crackers, toasted pita chips, or even baked tortilla chips for a delightful crunch.

This houmous also makes a tasty spread for wraps and sandwiches, adding a touch of Mediterranean flair to your meal. With its versatility and customizable flavours, this tahini-free houmous is sure to be a hit at any light, healthy snack or appetizer table.


To begin, select an airtight container made of food-grade plastic or glass with a tight-fitting lid. This will help prevent any cross-contamination or unwanted odours from affecting your houmous. Before transferring the houmous into the container, give it a quick stir to ensure an even distribution of ingredients.

Once the houmous is in the container, smooth the surface and pour a thin layer of olive oil on top. This helps create a barrier against air exposure, further preserving its freshness. Seal the container with the lid, ensuring it’s tightly closed.

Label the container with the date and contents using a permanent marker or a removable label. This will help you keep track of how long the houmous has been stored and when it should be consumed by.

Place the container in the refrigerator, preferably towards the back, where the temperature remains consistently cold. This will help maintain the product’s quality and prevent spoilage. Homemade houmous can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

If you wish to store it for a longer period, consider freezing it. Transfer the houmous into a freezer-safe, airtight container, leaving some space at the top to allow for expansion. Label it with the date and contents, and place it in the freezer. Frozen houmous can last up to 3-4 months. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and give it a good stir before serving.

light and creamy houmous uk recipe

Easy Light And Healthy Houmous

A light yet creamy houmous without the tahini. So tasty!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dips, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine British, Greek
Servings 6
Calories 161 kcal


  • 400 g Tinned Chick Peas (Drained)
  • 2 Lemons (Juice of)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Little Water
  • 1 lrg Clove of Garlic


  • Put the 400 g Tinned Chick Peas and 1 lrg Clove of Garlic into a food processor or mini chopper and give it a quick whiz. Add the juice of 2 Lemons and 2 tbsp Olive Oil and blend until smooth. Add a Little water if it's too thick, and add the 1 tsp Salt. Blend again until you have the right consistency.
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Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 393mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg
Keyword fresh garlic, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, tinned chick peas
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