It wasn't until I moved to Glasgow that I came to discover the amazing thing that is..humous! My favourite would probably be the red pepper humous, but the other day I decided to make my own plane one. You can probably add vegetables or chilies to it if you want, but if you want it nice and simple, here's what to do:
Hummus B'il Tahina
(Serves 4, 180 calories each)
400 g can chickpeas/240 g soaked ones, leave a few aside for garnish
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Tahini (I used the light one)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
A pinch of cumin
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
A sprig of fresh parsley, garnish
- In a bowl, mix chickpeas, oil, tahini, lemon, garlic and salt. Use a stick-blender to make a nice fluffy paste.
- Add the cumin and stir. Transfer to a serving bowl. You can try and create a whirlpool effect with a spoon and drizzle a little more oil over for presentation if you want. For garnish, top with the extra chickpeas and a sprig or two of fresh parsley.
Serve with anything from nice crispy biscuits to bread and vegetable sticks - hopefully you'll like it!