Yet somewhat surprisingly, I'd never attempted to make it before today. And I am surprised and delighted to discover that it is actually very easy to make, so hopefully this is only the first of many homemade houmouses!
425g canned chickpeas, plus a few more to serve
Juice of 1 large lemon
1/4 cup tahini
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a couple more to serve
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
6 tbsp cold water
Ground paprika to serve
Flatbread to serve
1. Combine the tahini and lemon juice in a food processor, and process for about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides.
2. Add the olive oil, salt, cumin and the minced garlic cloves, keep processing until fully mixed.
3. Drain and wash the chickpeas, add to the food processor a cup at a time, processing in between. Add the water and keep processing until smooth.
4. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle the ground paprika and add some chickpeas to serve.