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Tahini substitute for houmous

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RockingMyFiftiesNot Sun 08-Dec-19 15:24:16

What can I use instead of tahini in houmous without changing the flavour too much & without it tasting bland. Extra garlic/seasoning is my plan but anything else?

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LIZS Sun 08-Dec-19 15:26:33

Greek Yoghurt or just leave out.

Logjam Sun 08-Dec-19 15:27:26

a nut butter or just leave it out.

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Sun 08-Dec-19 15:36:41

If I don't have tahini I use crunchy peanut butter

RockingMyFiftiesNot Sun 08-Dec-19 15:39:30

Thank you

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IHaveBrilloHair Sun 08-Dec-19 18:32:11

Definitely a nut butter, I love almond, but peanut butter is cheaper.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Sun 08-Dec-19 20:08:37

I can't use a nut butter on this occasion, sorry should have said. Same person who can't have tahini can't have nuts. But tahini has a strong flavour hence just not sure of houmous not going to be as good without tahini or a nutty tasting product

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Logjam Sun 08-Dec-19 20:32:18

I make a chickpea spread with mayo and garlic, it's pretty good - we pretend it's humous but it's a good cheat.

Sizeofalentil Sun 08-Dec-19 20:34:08

Can they eat flaxseed ?

RockingMyFiftiesNot Sun 08-Dec-19 23:06:23

Not sure about flaxseed, will ask. Might just have a rethink altogether! Thanks for all the suggestions

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ChristmasFairyDogsOfThigh Mon 09-Dec-19 00:21:55

I don't use tahini in my homemade hummus, i just use loads of garlic and quite a bit of lemon juice. I also use some of the cooking water from the chickpeas to reduce the amount of oil, but that's just to reduce the calorie count.

JulietTango Mon 09-Dec-19 09:43:25

I use cumin instead anyway

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