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)

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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