“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Dip „
I love Houmous, I don't know life without it as we used to have it as children. When I moved out in 2008 I started experimenting with all the different flavoured houmous' and I believe this one to be one of my favourites.
Houmous ingredients: Cooked Chickpeas,Vegetable Oil ,Sesame Seed Paste ,Water , Red Jalapeno, Concentrated Lemon Juice , Green Jalapeno , Roasted Red Pepper (3.5%) ,Garlic Purée ,Salt. Houmous definitely has a texture, it is not completly smooth but not coarse either.
The price, it costs £1.29 for a tub or you can get two tubs for £2 which I enjoy as I feel I am getting a little bargain and I can eat two tubs. Once it is open it last approximately 2-3 days, I have never not finished a tub as it is morish!
The diffence between this houmous and plain houmous is obviously the fact it has jalapeno and red peppers in. The flavour of the red peppers makes it lovely and sweet tasting but it has the added kick of the Jalapeno. It is fine for me and my little girl who is two also enjoys it but if you do not like spice I suggest not trying this as it really is spicey.
What to put it with:
I love my houmous with a warm pitta bread or with jacket potato. My little girl has it with ryvita biscuits. My suggestions would be the pitta bread, toats, savoury biscuits, jacket potato or ryvita.
I have given it five stars as I believe that tescos have got this recipe perfect. I will give it 5 stars as the price is good and the taste is amazing!
Homous is definitely one of my favourite foods. I discovered it while I was in my final year at University and have to say, I lived off it solidly for about 6 months. Although I have calmed down a bit now and do let other things creep into my diet (lol) I always like to make sure that I have a tub in the house at all times. As you can imagine, over the years, I have tried several different humours variations such as, olive, red pepper, pesto, lemon and coriander... and while none of them have ever really offended me per se, I have always held the opinion of 'why mess with a winning formula?' Homous in its original form is always best. Right? Well, I thought so until I discovered this little beauty during a recent shopping trip to Tesco.
So as I mentioned, I normally only buy the regular homous as I like to be able to taste the chickpeas and tahini, however, as I am a sucker for anything hot and spicy, I picked up a tub of the Red Pepper and Jalapeño variety, priced at £1.15 for a regular sized tub. (Tesco also usually have a deal on where you get two tubs for £2).
I have just had it for lunch and I have to say... wow! Unlike many of the other flavoured homous, this product has actual chunks of red pepper going through it which is nice as it gives it a little bit of texture. While it still has a very 'houmousy' flavour, there presence of the jalapeños is also very prominent. It's VERY spicy; my mouth was burning after eating it with some toasted pitta breads. It really has to be tasted to be believed so I suggest you go right now and get some!
The only downside to this product in my opinion is that it is extremely addictive, I managed to polish off the whole tub over two lunchtimes - and while it is not as bad for you as many other dips, there is quite a lot of olive oil in it.
I will definitely be getting this product again, but may have to train myself to enjoy it in moderation!
I am a huge houmous fan, I only discovered the stuff about a year ago and instantly fell in love with it. Now it is a permanent fixture in my fridge I can barely believe I managed without it in my my life for so long. I am a bit of a creature of habit however and since I discovered Tesco's red pepper pesto houmous, I have pretty much remained faithful to this variety and have missed out on trying many other varieties.
I order my shopping online, and this week I receieved my Tescos delivery with a couple of substitutions. One of these was my beloved houmous and the product that I received instead was a tub of this Tesco Jalepeno & Red Pepper Houmous. Now this wasn't one I would have picked of the shelf as my girls usually share a tub with me and I would expect this variety to be too firey for them, however when faced with the choice of this or no houmous, there was really no decision to be made. I accepted the sustitution.
A 230g tub cost a reasonable £1.14 and there is also a special offer on at the moment where you can buy two tubs for £2. The houmous needs to be kept in the fridge and I believe it needs to be consumed within 2-3 days after it has been opened.
I loved this houmous, it was a really enjoyable change and while it probably would be too hot for my girls to enjoy, I managed to easily polish off the tub all by myself. The houmous has a lovely creamy flavour yet the pepper kicks it a really interesting kick. The chunks of red pepper give it a lovely sweetness and the balance of flavours is absolutely spot on.
I enjoyed this houmous in sandwiches, with breadsticks, alongside a yummy salad and in a jacket potato withhh some grated carrot. I would definately recommend this variety to any houmous lovers out there and I will be buying another pot next week.
Tesco Jalepeno and red pepper Houmous is, as the packet states "A Mediterranean style dip made with chickpeas, sesame seed paste, lemon and garlic; blended with jalapeno chillies."
It's only recently on their shelves, and its good. Very good.
I'm a big chilli fan, as well as loving houmous for dipping, so i had high hopes when I bought a packet of this.
It comes in a cardboard sleeve, in a plastic round pot, looking pretty much exactly like every other pot of houmous you'll buy. It's got a slightly pink color, which initially I found slightly offputting, but I can only assume is due to the chillis and red peppers in it.
I bought this, some carrots, and some pitta bread, with the intention of 'having a quick snack before dinner' and saving some for lunch. Unfortunately, that didn't really work out. Long story short, 1hr later I'd eaten the entire pot and all the pitta bread, it's loooovely.
It has the sweet spicy tang of jalepeno peppers, and the soft almost gritty texture that any houmous fan will recognise.
I absolutely adore this dip, and will be stocking up as soon as my loal Tesco get more on the shelves!!