Is Houmous Vegan?
Houmous, hummus or himmus is spelt many different ways across the globe, but we don’t care which order you put the letter in; we’re just wondering if it’s vegan.
It’s a dip that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face, it’s naturally high in vitamin B6, helping your body to produce serotonin (the hormone that helps you feel good, rested and balanced).
Houmous traditional Middle-Eastern dish – a dip that’s as ancient as they come. It's rich and creamy and today a common luxury-staple in many fridges.
It’s a generous blend of shelled chickpeas, tahini and extra virgin olive oil, elevated by some lemon juice, garlic and sea salt. In addition to this, you might find cumin, smokey paprika or za’atar, as well as the flavours of chargrilled red pepper, earthy beetroot or caramelised onion.
Is houmous vegan?
Traditionally, houmous is completely vegan-friendly as you might have been able to tell from the ingredients list above. However, watch out in supermarkets, some have been known to add dairy-based milk-powder to their houmous in the past. So always double-check the label to make sure it’s suitable.
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by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.