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One Less Trip To The Shops

For what seems like the past 600 years I have been trying to make my own houmous, but it's never been all that nice. I can't imagine how many recipes and tweaks I've tried. 

So a couple of times a week, one of us goes to the shop to buy houmous as we eat it for lunch every day, well I didn't eat it on days I was going to the charity shop but now I don't care if I'm a bit garlicky, maybe people won't stand as close to me as some of them choose to do. 

But all that shopping, and all those plastic pots that are too flimsy to use for anything else have always annoyed me so yesterday I typed "perfect houmous" into my phone, then I typed "easy perfect houmous" because I am not jumping through hoops for anything, even perfection. 


From the glamour of my draining board I bring you my perfect houmous! I used this recipe from inspiredtaste.netThe secret is to whip it! Creaming together the lemon juice and tahini before adding the chickpea is what makes delicious, creamy, fluffy stuff. Did everyone else already know that? Probably. 


I like a big solid lump of just about spreadable stuff but just add a bit for water for a thinner offering. I don't think this method will save me any money, and there will be more washing up, but it is better than shopping.

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  1. nothing to beat home made hoummus - I've been using a Rose Elliot recipe for years - must try this one of yours now.

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  2. Thanks for the link. I just might have to try making this myself, like you I have it for lunch most days.

    God bless.

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    1. Hope you like it, this method really works for me.

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  3. I had no idea of the whipping but have made a note of your recipe to give it a go. I don't care for tahini so use peanut butter instead.
    Thanks very much.
    xx

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    1. I can imagine it's delicious with peanut butter, so creamy.

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  4. Thanks for the link. I agree about all those plastic pots too. I like my hummus to be thick and even a bit chunky so this looks ideal. Yummy.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, it was still quick and easy despite adding the ingredients bit by bit - far quicker then nipping out to buy some.

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  5. I think I'll give it a try. at some point I have to go shopping, but if I can stock up on one more basic, that will keep me out of the stores longer.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it if you do try it. I agree with you, if there's another basic to hand then it can push the shopping trip a little further.

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  6. I have made my own a few times, I love huomous, could dip into all day long.

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  7. I only go shopping once a fortnight, like you I am not a fan of shopping.

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    1. It's just so nice to know you have what you need isn't it.

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  8. The secret is to whip it? Who knew? I must try that!

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    1. I know! A real lightbulb moment. Hope you enjoy it if you try it out.

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  9. Thanks for the link! I do love Homous and having to get plastic tubs all the time really annoys me so I should get into this!

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    1. It takes a little time, but I think it's worth it, with the bonus that it can be tweaked to your exact taste.

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