Bean Houmous

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I love houmous. Seems like I can’t get enough of it. From the first time I’ve tasted it many years ago, I’ve tried all sorts of different recipes, including a baked version. As a child, I would have eaten bean mash lots of times. My mother used to make it especially during the winter months. It’s similar to houmous, but not exactly the same thing. In recent years, I’ve made bean houmous many times, but I never shared the recipe on the blog.

Bean Houmous

To make the bean houmous, I’ve used a can of baked beans. I picked a low fat version as I prefer it like that. It’s a very cheap meal to make, as the price for a can of baked beans starts from 25p. Having a big bowl of bean houmous dip for less than £1 is quite great. Or you can eat it as a main dish with some olives and pitta bread. Furthermore, the dish is naturally vegan and gluten free, so everybody can enjoy it.

Ingredients for 2 servings as starters or 1 as main:
– 1 can of baked beans
– 2 spoons of tahini paste
– 1-2 garlic cloves
– 1 tsp lemon juice
– 1/2 tsp cumin
– 1/2 tsp ground coriander
– 1 tsp coriander leaf
– 1/8 tsp black pepper
– sumac to sprinkle on top

The bean houmous, like all other types of houmous is very easy to make. Just put the baked beans in a blender, add the tahini paste and the lemon juice. Also, peel and wash the garlic, press it with a garlic press, and toss it in. Add the spices and blend until the houmous is smooth. Finally, have a taste and add a bit more spices if you think is necessary.

Transfer the houmous in a bowl and sprinkle sumac on top. Serve with bread, olives, carrot sticks, or whatever you like.

Bean Houmous. close up

Do you like houmous? Have you ever tried a bean houmous before?

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