Houmous is packed full of essential nutrients like zinc, selenium and calcium as well as being a great source of healthy fats from the olive oil and tahini. Ready-made houmous makes a really handy snack, and it’s easy to make at home too.
1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse in a colander under the cold tap.
2. Place in your food processor with all the other ingredients except the oil.
3. Switch the processor on and pulse the ingredients together, drizzling the oil through the top of your food processor as you go. Stop when you have a creamy consistency.
4. Add more lemon juice, garlic and Herbamare® Original seasoning salt to taste.
5. Serve with oatcakes or as a dip with a selection of raw vegetables for a healthy snack.
I hope you give this delicious homemade houmous a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)
With their high protein content, pulses such as kidney beans, adzuki beans, chickpeas and lentils are a great addition to a meat-free diet, which is why they are a favourite ingredient for many vegetarian and vegan dishes. Packed with fibre, they can also help promote good digestion, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc and magnesium.
Author of The Vital Nutrition Cookbook, good food has been a lifelong passion for Jane McClenaghan. As a Nutritional Therapist for over fifteen years, Jane has helped thousands of people make easy, manageable changes to their diets for the good of their health.
Passionate about the powerful effects that eating good quality, fresh, local food has on our mind, body and soul, Jane’s recipes are designed to be quick and easy so you can rustle up something nutritious at any time of the day.
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