Oil-Free Houmous

I’ve been trying to use less oil in my cooking lately, and it’s going really well.  I’m feeling great and feel like we’re eating better in general.  Something I make every week is a big bowl of homemade houmous, usually with lots of olive oil.  So I came up with an oil-free version, that still has plenty of fat from the tahini (sesame seed paste).  We still need healthy fats in our diets, and by adding a bit more tahini instead of oil, it can be more nutritious, and still taste really nice.  This also provides plenty of protein and iron, and the kids love it!

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We like to eat houmous in wraps, on toast, on wholegrain rice cakes or as a dip with raw carrot sticks.  It only takes a few minutes to make in a food processor, works out cheaper than buying it, and you get much more, which is good since we eat a lot of houmous!

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Ingredients:

2 tins of chickpeas

4 gloves of garlic

3 tbsp tahini

Juice of 3 lemons

Sea salt (optional, can omit for kids)

Black pepper

Smoked paprika to serve (optional)

How it’s made:

Drain and rinse the chickpeas, peel the garlic cloves, and add all the ingredients to a food processor, and blend until smooth.

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