Hummus (or houmous), is one of the famous and delicious Lebanese "mezzes".
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Last modified on: May 30th 2020

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
In the bowl of a mixer or blender, pour 1 ¾ cup tinned (canned) chickpeas drained, juice of 1 lemon and a half zest, 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste), 1 garlic clove in pieces, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Switch on the mixer.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
During mixing, pour a trickle of cold water...

Stage 4
...until you get a smooth and even purée.

Check seasoning.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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 stage 3, you can use the water in the can of chickpeas.
several days in the fridge, protected by a plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,210 Kcal or 5,066 Kj41 gr93 gr75 gr
61 %16 %9 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
195 Kcal or 816 Kj7 gr15 gr12 gr
10 %3 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sesame
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