Saturday, 26 May 2012

HUMUS

HUMUS

If there is one thing you can find wherever you go in the Middle East - it is hummus, that mashed-up festival of chickpeas, olive oil, sesame paste, lemon juice and garlic. MMMmmmm

I've grown up with it. Its always been there, and no matter what I am always craving it :) Not only is it healthy, full of protein and fibre, but its a great comfort food - believe me! Use it as a dip with carrot/celery sticks or a sandwich spread. Amazing with toasted pitta bread! 

So, what you'll need:

    HUMUS
  1. 1 can chickpeas
  2. 1/4 cup liquid from chickpeas
  3. 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice 
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  5. 2 cloves crushed garlic
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. pinch of cumin
  9. sumac (optional)
To put it together, simply drain the chickpeas and set aside the liquid from the can. Blend the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of chickpea liquid. Blend for another 3-5 minutes until smooth.
Place in a bowl and create a well in the center of the humus. We are known to love our olive oil, so add a small amount of olive oil in the well in the center of the humus. and sprinkle some sumac (optional)

Ta DAAA.. you are now ready DIG IN:) enjoy !! 

Final note: this can keep in the fridge for about 4 days. 

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