Recipe: Summer in Winter Hummus.
The other day I was thinking about what to do for an easy lunch and started going through my recipe notes.
I came across this sorry looking envelope with a load of scribble on it. What could it be? Hummus... Mmmmm That'll do it!
I enjoyed making this so much that I thought it deserved to be recorded beautifully with pictures.
- 1 400g can of chick peas, rinsed and drained*.
- 1 clove of garlic (cut in half and remove the green stalk trying to grow inside, this is the bit that is hard to digest and makes you have bad breath).
- Juice of one lemon.
- 5 tablespoons olive oil.
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin.
- A green chilli, optional but good if you are feeling adventurous.
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl/blender.
- Add 3 tablespoons of water.
- Blend until smooth, adding a bit more water if needed (you are aiming for peanut butter type consistency).
- Serve with salt, freshly ground pepper, paprika and a little extra olive oil. Toast or chicory leaves are perfect for scooping.
That's it! So easy. And full of the cold fighting properties of garlic, so pretty good to eat in the winter. It's good in the fridge for 3 days.
And it's yummy.
What are you eating these days?
*If you are using dry chickpeas you need to soak them overnight (or 6 hours). Rinse and boil rapidly for 10 minutes. Then simmer for 1-2 hours until soft.