2. You control the ingredients.
Unlike shop bought versions real houmous contains nothing put health giving ingredients. Instead of extra virgin olive oil (which is good for you) you'll find cheap vegetable oils and soyabean oils that are chemically extracted, deodorized and altered. These oils have negative effect on our health as they create an imbalance in the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 - the consequences of which can be detrimental to your health. (I'll do a post on good and bad fats soon which will explain this in detail). Your home-made houmous will also be free of additives and preservatives.
3. It tastes so much better than shop bought.
4. You can make it lower calorie by altering the ingredients if you want to. (use less tahini and olive oil)
5. You can impress your family and friends with your culinary prowess. For some reason people always seem impressed with home-made houmous, despite the fact that it's easier to put together than a ham sandwich.
400g can chickpeas , washed and drained
juice ½ lemon
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp tahini paste
pinch of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Place all ingredients into your blender (you can also make using a hand held) and blend. Add a little water to the mixture to loosen it if necessary.