Ever had lovely fresh bread but need something equally nice to eat it with? We were faced with this dilemma this weekend and decided to make hummus. Ah! The simple tastes are always enjoyed any time of the year.
This recipe is pretty quick and simple. You'll need a blender though. We've approximated the values of the ingredients below. It will be just a matter of adding and adjusting the ratios to how you like your hummus.
1 can (400g) chickpeas
2 Tbpn tahini
1 medium clove of garlic
Juice of half a lemon - approximately
1/2 cup olive oil - approximately
2 tspn ground cumin
pinch of salt - adjust to taste
~ Sumac, Paprika and/or Kalonji (Nigella) seeds and extra olive oil to garnish
1. In a blender, combine chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and cumin. Blender for a few minutes on high until it forms a paste.
2. Taste to adjust salt, oil, cumin, lemon and tahini. You can also add sumac to add a extra depth of tartness and less lemon. If you decided to add more, be sure to blend to mix through. You should form a smooth thick paste.
3. To serve, sprinkle with some extra sumac or paprika and some Kalonji seeds and olive oil. Serve with nice fresh Turkish pide bread, lightly toasted.