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Hummus

8 Dec

Hummus

Hummous

The ingredients:

1 tin of chickpeas (410g)

2 garlic cloves

3 tbsp tahini

1tsp cumin seeds (toasted)

Pinch of salt

Squeeze of lemon

Olive oil (optional)

Paprika (smoked or otherwise)

2 tbsp water (optional)

The recipe:

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and sift through to remove any loose skins from the chickpeas.  By removing all of the skins (it may be a bit laborious) but it will give you a much smoother result

chickpea close up 2

  • Put the chickpeas, tahini, garlic cloves, and cumin seeds in a food blender and pulse for a couple of seconds (I like my hummus to be a bit rustic with a few of the chickpeas still whole, so I don’t tend to blend too much)
  • Add in the olive oil and pulse for a few more seconds
  • Season with salt and lemon juice to taste
  • Serve and add a few whole chickpeas and a little sprinkle of paprika on top
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Babaganoush

8 Dec

Babaganoush

Babaganoush

The ingredients:

1 large aubergine

2 cloves of garlic

Squeeze ½ lime

1 tsp cumin seeds (toast and grind)

1 tsp tahini

2 tbsp Olive oil

Pinch of salt and grind of pepper

The recipe:

  • Light the gas on the hob, then lay the aubergine directly on it.  It will blackened on the flame, and when the skin begins to blister and flake, use tongs to turn the aubergine until it is completely charred on all sides.

roasting aubergine 2

  • Once done, place the aubergine in a plastic bag and when cool enough to handle, strip away the blackened skin and put the flesh (which should be cooked and soft) in the blender along with the garlic, cumin seeds and tahini.
  • Blend in short bursts until smooth, adding the olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.