Have you looked into the ‘dips’ section in the shops lately? You could try a new one every day for 6 months and still have a few left over.
A lovely easy one to make yourself, and save a tonne of money, is hommus.
Hommus, also known as hummus, is a Middle Eastern dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. It is high in iron, vitamin C, folate and vitamin B6. Chickpeas are a good source of fibre and the tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, are an excellent source of amino acids.
- 2 can chickpeas, drained
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 tblspn tahini paste
- 2 tspn salt
- 2 tblspn olive oil
- Reserve a few chickpeas
- sumac (see note)
- olive oil
- Reserve a few chickpeas for decoration later.
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz until blended and smooth.
- Spread onto a plate and make an island in the middle with a little moat and drizzle with some good quality olive oil and sprinkle with the reserved chick peas and a little sumac.
Told you it was easy!
Sumac is a deep-red or purple powder made from the ‘drupes’ or fruits called ‘bobs’ from the sumac shrub. It has a lovely lemony flavour. It is readily available from most Middle Eastern or Mediterranean shops.
I served it with some nice crisp batons of carrot and celery.
COMMENTS FROM OLD BLOG:
LORRAINE @ NOT QUITE NIGELLA. 21.07.2012
Hehe snap! I just ordered some hummus and I can’t wait for it to arrive! It’s one of my favourite dips 🙂