Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Heavenly Hummus

I absolutely adore hummus, the classic middle eastern dip made from chickpeas & 
sesame paste, and it one of those simple dishes that never tastes as good as one 
you've made yourself. You can buy loads of different varieties in the supermarket from
 jalapeno to a 'burnt onion flavour' I saw the other day! do you think they may have meant caramelised?!

 However, the preservative used in supermarket hummus always leaves a slightly bitter taste to me.

This is my simple original recipe.

200g tin Chickpeas
5 Tablespoons of Tahini paste
Juice & Zest of 1 lemon
1 clove Garlic
1 teaspoon Cumin
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil (about 2 tablespoons)
Water (about 4 tablespoons)

Drain the chickpeas and rinse.

Open the Tahini paste and give it a good stir before measuring out as the oils always separate out.

Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice & zest, garlic, cumin, salt, tahini, and 2 tablespoons water in a food processor, and blend to a creamy puree. Taste and adjust seasoning. If it's too thick add a little more water.

Turn out into a bowl and drizzle with the Olive Oil

Serve with pitta bread, potato chips, bread-sticks or what ever you like really


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