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Course: Starter
Dish: Vegetarian
Serves: 2-3
Nutritional information per serving:

Calories:           244
Protein:             7.4g
Carbs:              16.8g
Sugars:             1.1g
Fat:                  16.9g
Sat Fat:            2.3g
Fibre:                0.1g
Sodium:            0.0g

 

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Houmous

 A quick and healthy dip - perfect with carrots, celery, or pitta.
10 minutes to prepare. Serves 2 - 3.
See “u.can cook” for more recipes devised with James Martin

Ingredients:

400g can chickpeas, drained

3 Tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic

½ lemon

Salt and black pepper for seasoning

Ground paprika

Pitta bread

Vegetable crudities

Method:
1.     Place the chickpeas in a food processor with the olive oil, garlic and juice of ½ a lemon and blitz for 30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
2.     Alternatively, mash together with a fork.
3.     Season well with salt and black pepper.
4.     Place in a serving bowl, sprinkle with ground paprika.
5.     Delicious served with warm pitta bread and vegetable crudities.
 
Hits and Tips:
For variation try adding ground cumin or chilli powder.
For a more authentic houmous, try adding 1 Tbsp Tahini paste.
 

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