Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Houmous : Photo of step #1
    In the bowl of a mixer or blender, pour 400 g tinned (canned) chickpeas drained, juice of 1 lemon, 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste), 1 garlic clove in pieces, salt and pepper.
  2. 5 min.Houmous : Photo of step #2
    Switch on the mixer.
  3. 1 min.Houmous : Photo of step #3
    During mixing, pour a trickle of cold water...
  4. Houmous : Photo of step #4
    ...until you get a smooth and even purée.

    Check seasoning.
  5. 5 min.Houmous : Photo of step #5
    Put in small dishes with a dash of olive oil. Serve it with pitta bread (of course!) or toasted baguette slices.


Quantities of olive oil, tahina (sesame paste) and lemon juice can be altered to taste.

If houmous is not being served immediately, it must be refrigerated with a fine coating of olive oil on top, in a sealed container otherwise it will darken. You can also add a little vitamin C.

Cooking tip: instead of water in step #3, you can use the water in the can of chickpeas.

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