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Seeing as though all the shops have removed their houmous products.....

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oliveoil Tue 20-Feb-07 10:55:12

.....can anyone give me a recipe please?

I want it to taste like the one Tesco make.

Thank you!

Whoooosh Tue 20-Feb-07 10:57:29

I thought it was only M&S who recalled theirs?

Funnily enough I tried making some yesterday-chick peas,lemon juice,garlic and oil.
Think I made the mistake of not rinsing the chick peas and then usin extra virgin olive oil-wasn't very nice.

Will watch this thread with interest though for a better recipe.

kittylette Tue 20-Feb-07 10:58:09

why have they done that?

oliveoil Tue 20-Feb-07 11:00:17

well in the paper yesterday it said that Tecso, Co Op, M&S and Sainsburys have

made by same supplier I think

salmonella kitty

JackieNo Tue 20-Feb-07 11:00:54

Salmonella risk in some.

LIZS Tue 20-Feb-07 11:01:48

Perhaps add a spoon of tahini paste too.

KathyMCMLXXII Tue 20-Feb-07 11:01:53

Home-made humous never tastes anything like shop-bought - don't know what they put in theirs.

anorak Tue 20-Feb-07 11:02:24

You need to use tahini in it.

It's a sesame seed paste, you can buy it in health food stores and some supermarkets. It isn't going to taste right without it.

oliveoil Tue 20-Feb-07 11:02:53

I know

we have tried and dh makes everything from scratch, we don't 'do' packets and jars

but houmous has to be Tesco or Sainsburys at a pinch


anorak Tue 20-Feb-07 11:02:54

Hello LIZS

pesme Tue 20-Feb-07 11:03:08

chickpeas, lemon juice garlic, olive oil, tahini (i prefer to use light) and seaseme seeds if you like. blend to taste. if you really want it to taste like supermarket hummous you will need a good blender and a heavy hand with the oil.

ComeOVeneer Tue 20-Feb-07 11:03:33

200g cooked chickpeas
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Put the first five ingredients in a food processor and process until almost smooth (you may need a few extra tbsp water or lemon juice to loosen it). Season and put in an airtight container. Chill until needed.

oliveoil Tue 20-Feb-07 11:04:29

can I use tinned chickpeas? <hopeful>

Whoooosh Tue 20-Feb-07 11:04:44

Ah-I knew I had forgotten something! I even have some in the cupboard.Tried it on toast once on it's own and was surprised at how bitter it was.

Twiglett Tue 20-Feb-07 11:04:50

I make most things from scratch

have NEVER been able to make a decent houmous though ..

I wouldn't bother .. its quite shocking the amount of oil you have to put in

Twiglett Tue 20-Feb-07 11:06:03

have tesco's recalled the one in the kosher aisle too because I don't think that'd be the same manufacturer .. its slightly different from the standard one but ok

pesme Tue 20-Feb-07 11:06:19

no you can't use tinned you must move to the middle eastern country and grow them yourself. (yes tinned should be fine, organic ones do taste better)

LIZS Tue 20-Feb-07 11:06:38

Defintiely could use tinned chickpeas just drain them well and rinse if not in water.

oliveoil Tue 20-Feb-07 11:06:39


will try the shops then at lunch as see if I can find any tubs

dd1 and dd2 love it and it gets veggies in

someone will not come on and tell me it is full of salt and doom

KathyMCMLXXII Tue 20-Feb-07 11:06:39

tinned chickpeas just as good.

oliveoil Tue 20-Feb-07 11:07:26


foxinsocks Tue 20-Feb-07 11:09:11

did you pass your driving test oo?

anorak Tue 20-Feb-07 11:09:30

If you don't want it loaded up with too much oil you can use water to loosen the texture.

I fear the oil and salt are what makes supermarket blend taste good though.

ComeOVeneer Tue 20-Feb-07 11:15:51

If your supermarket has a kosher section you can still get it as that comes from a different supplier, to the others (those are from Iceland I think, the country not the shop).

ComeOVeneer Tue 20-Feb-07 11:17:03

Snap Twig.

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