Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A Small Feast feat. Hummus, Ful and Goodballs!

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I thought I would share with you this little platter of goodies that can be served up in no time at all! I have already got a few hummus recipes,but you can never get enough - especially when Yotam Ottolenghi gives you the how to! The "goodballs" are from a lovely Norwegian woman's cook book, "Kjøttfrie Burgere" - and they worked really well with these other dishes!

Hummus, Ful and Goodballs
(Serves 3-4 as a lunch with some pitta bread)

Let's start with the vegetarian patties:
70g dry soy granules
50g wholemeal breadcrumbs
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp stock powder (or 1 cube)
1/2 tsp salt
250ml cold water
2 tbspketchup

- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Leave it for 10-15 minutes before crushing with a wooden spoon. Now roll them into small balls, brush with a little oil and bake in the oven at 225C for 15 minutes.

You can also fry them if you prefer, but it'll take roughly the same time.

For the ful
150g tin butter beans
50ml olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp cumin
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp salt

- Have the beans in a medium saucepan with the oil and fry for 5-10 minutes until the beans are tender, add the garlic and cumin and fry for a further minute. Season with the salt, take off the heat and add the lemon juice, and crush gently with a masher. Keep warm until serving.

For the hummus
400g tin chickpeas, drained
2-3 tbsp tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
3 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt to taste
A good splash of boiling water

Smoked paprika to sprinkle on top

- Have all the ingredients apart from the water in a deep dish or a measuring jug, and whizz totally smooth with a stick blender - add the water in order to fluff up the hummus. Sprinkle the hummus with smoked paprika - Et voila! Serve with the other two dishes and some toasted pitta bread - perhaps some mint tea just to take you into that relaxed almost holiday state of mind!

I hope you have a fantastic week so far! It's getting lighter out, which is much needed for me at least. And today it's so beautiful here in Glasgow!
Today I've got an assessment in college... just a small one, but still - wish me luck!

xox J

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