If you get a little peckish during the day, houmous is a great snack to keep up your sleeve. It takes minutes to make and is much better for you than shop-bought, which is packed with salt and sugar.
The great thing about houmous is you can experiment with different flavours. This particular one uses Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce, but you could substitute something else (like a red pepper) if you don’t like your houmous to have a kick!
What you need:
- 1 x 400g chickpeas (save half of the liquid from the can and save a few chickpeas for decoration)
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 garlic clove (crushed)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce (I use medium)
- Lemon juice
Stick it all together in your blender. And that’s it! I like my houmous chunky and find that 10-15 seconds is enough. If you prefer it smooth, add a little water and blend for longer.
Pop into an airtight lunch box to take to work or if you’re serving it, put it into a bowl and drizzle with more olive oil and peri-peri sauce before adding the remaining chickpeas on top.
I like a chop a few carrots to have with mine, what’s your houmous accompaniment of choice?