Houmous is one of those gloriously healthy, gluten-free and vegetarian foods that tastes as good as it does: all of the main ingredients are superfoods in their own right (chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil), boasting high protein, little saturated fat and a low GI value.
And whether you spell it hummus or houmous, the best ones are those with a buttery soft texture you could happily eat by the spoonful – and the award-winning Me Too! range from Ramona’s Kitchen are exactly that.
We particularly love the Jalapeno Houmous, which gives a subtle, spicy twist to the classic combination of chick peas, garlic, lemon and sesame paste. But what really separates all Me Too! houmous apart is the texture – and the secret is in the chickpeas. All of the chickpeas are cleaned, soaked and boiled in a three-day process until they are exceptionally soft and ready to be blended with carefully selected ingredients for that wonderfully creamy texture and authentic Middle Eastern taste.
Best served as a healthy dip or spread, this is easily the best shop-bought houmous we’ve tried – and is so good you’ll struggle not to eat it all in one go. Available from Waitrose and all major supermarkets.