Skinny Houmous


Love houmous as a snack but when you are trying to lose some pounds it’s too fatty; no pun intended :).  I know that it’s good for you, but I wanted to make a low calorie option whilst retaining the lovely houmous taste.  For mine I like to use the following:

  • 400g tin chickpea (drained, but reserve liquid)
  • 300g tin butterbeans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp low fat tahini – 4.5 syns per tbsp
  • lemon juice – to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp low fat natural yoghurt
  • salt/pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients into a food processor.  Blitz until smooth.  If too thick, add some of the chickpea liquid to loosen.

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The beauty of this recipe is that it can be tweaked to any taste.  It makes a large quantity – we got 2 jars full from the above amount.  A very low sin treat/snack.  I enjoy mine with Melba Toast, but also great with crudites.  Hope you enjoy this recipe, we do.

2 thoughts on “Skinny Houmous”

    1. Hi Dori – Huge thanks for your comment. I totally understand what you’re saying. I was always a little nervous to make it, especially after one disastrous attempt years ago. I started making it again myself once I could buy tahini. I’ll be honest though I’ve never found a recipe for it that didn’t need tweaking. I think it’s all a matter of personal taste. I love this recipe and it does taste perfect to me, of course I’d much rather eat the fully loaded version with lots of olive oil etc, but as I’m trying to save some calories this is the next best thing. It really is so simple to make, this version and the traditional versions, I’d definitely give it ago. The beauty is that you can add anything you like, I like it with roasted peppers or chilli too 🙂


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