Egyptian Escape - Lemony Houmous
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
In Arabic, houmous means chickpeas. Find out more about this delicious dip and Egyptian cookery in this week's Kids Cook Box.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • A 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • A 40g sachet of tahini
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • A pinch of sea salt
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Drain your chickpeas. Rinse well. Place in a saucepan with enough fresh water to cover them. Peel your garlic clove. Add it. Bring to the boil. Lower heat. Cook 5 mins.

  • 2.

    Drain. Spoon into a food processor or blender with the juice from one lemon, tahini, the olive oil, water, cumin and a pinch of sea salt.

  • 3.

    Blend till smooth. Taste. Add more lemon, salt or cumin if you like. Chill till ready to serve.

  • 4.

    No food processor or blender? Simply smash the warmed chickpeas with the other ingredients in a large bowl using a potato masher or the bottom of a clean jam jar.

  • 5.

    HISTORY Hummus is an Arabic word meaning "chickpeas." The earliest known recipes for the dip were found in 13th century cookbooks from Egypt’s capital city, Cairo.

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