HUMUSIf 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:
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.