Hommus Dip

 

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.

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 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.

INGREDIENTS:

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  • 2 can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tblspn tahini paste
  • 2 tspn salt
  • 2 tblspn olive oil

 

GARNISH

 

  • Reserve a few chickpeas
  • sumac (see note)
  • olive oil

 

 METHOD:

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  1. Reserve a few chickpeas for decoration later.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz until blended and smooth.
  3. 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!

Enjoy.

NOTES:

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 🙂

 

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