Houmous (vegetarian and gluten free)

houmousHoumous is a great dish for dipping, as a spread or as a side dish. Full of nutrients this vegetarian (vegan even) dish is also gluten free.


  • 150g (dried) chickpeas (or a tin already soaked)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 120-140ml olive oil


*If using a tin of chickpeas, rinse and drain and go straight to step 3

  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in a bowl of water.
  2. Drain, then boil in a pan of fresh water for 45 minutes-1 hour until very tender. Drain and cool.
  3. Place in a food processor with the lemon zest and juice, 3 tbsp tahini and 2 large garlic cloves. Whizz while gradually adding 120-140ml olive oil.
  4. Season well with sea salt and serve with toast*, vegetable crudités or as a side dish.
  5. You can add flavourings such as coriander (1tsp); spring onions (4 chopped) or red pepper (half a roasted pepper, sieved) to houmous. Experiment with your own ideas.


*If serving with toast, remember to choose gluten free alternatives if you want to keep the dish gluten free


About HonieMummy (HonieBuk)

Mum of two girls (16 & 9) and step-Mum to one boy (15). All of whom are bright, fun-loving, creative and musical and make me proud and despite his disability (CP) my step-son and family face challenges with a smile and the will to succeed. Love to travel (mainly US/Canada/Scotland), passionate about photography, music is a must, always in HoniesKitchen, love a bit of crafting and I'm learning to knit (maybe even crochet). I'm a networking junkie and of course there has to be time (quality time) with my amazing family! I like to Blog infrequently whenever it takes my fancy and I don't mind sharing my ups and downs, advice and querky ideas with you all. I will mostly post recipes and photos of food, family and travel. I love to review products that my family and me would use - I kinda consider it my 'duty' to let you all know if something is as good as it says on the tin and a 'must buy' product, that all families should know about. Find these in HonieLikes. If you like what you see, please tell me - I work hard at these things :o)
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