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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method 

*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.

Enjoy!

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

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About HonieMummy (HonieBuk)

Vegan Mama. Organic Gardener. Guider. Admin for Veganuary and run my own Plant Based /Dairy Free page. Mum to 3, Wife to 1. Allotment holder and growing from home. Currently trying 'Back to Eden' method and studying a Diploma in Organic Gardening. Guide Leader and all round Super Woman (well trying to be) 😁🌱
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