Trio of houmous recipe

One of our favourite staples – but with a twist. Have a go yourself at creating these three versions of the classic houmous dip.

Trio of houmous

Perfect as a snack, a starter, or as an addition to a salad, these three houmous dips will liven up any meal!

Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword houmous
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 204 kcal
Author Vega®


Houmous base

  • 400g (14oz) tin of chickpeas drained
  • 60ml (2fl oz) tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • a dash of salt

For the beetroot houmous

  • 150g (5½oz) beetroot diced (can be bought pre-cooked, or cook your own at home)

For the lemon coriander houmous

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • a bunch of coriander chopped

For the roasted red pepper houmous

  • 1 red pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin


For the houmous base

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add more water as needed to get your favourite consistency.

  2. Put the contents into your favourite serving dish and serve with fresh vegetables as a dip, or store in the fridge for a later date.

Beetroot houmous

  1. Steam or roast the diced beetroot for about 15 minutes until soft and tender.

  2. Once cooked, allow to cool, then add to your base houmous recipe. Blend and serve.

  3. Optional: Save a few beets to add as a garnish once plated.

Lemon coriander houmous

  1. Add the lemon juice and ¼ of the chopped coriander to your base houmous recipe and blend.

  2. Once blended, stir in the rest of the coriander. Enjoy!

  3. Optional: Add in some lemon zest for an additional zing.

Roasted red pepper houmous

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas Mark 5. Cut the red pepper in hald and place on a baking tray face down. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes until soft and the skin is wrinkly, flipping once.

  2. Let the red pepper cool, then add to the base houmous recipe along with the paprika and cumin. Blend and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Trio of houmous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.6g15%
Saturated Fat 1.3g8%
Sugar 5.1g6%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.