Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus - Quick and Easy

So, I made chicken the other night with a lil cous cous - oh my god! I love chicken and cous cous with a few chickpeas in it, but - there is a but... You HAVE to have hummus with it. So, as I rummaged around in my pantry and fridge for chickpeas, lemons etc I realised that I had some sun-dried tomatoes lurking in the fridge that I had used to make Sun-Dried Tomato Bread! - Oh so tasty (will put up a recipe soon)
You must try this hummus recipe, it's super smooth, tasty and has a sweetness to it that you can't really get from anything other than a wrinkly dry tomato ;) I use the oil that the tomatoes were steeped in as it was extra virgin and packed full of flavour, but feel free to use normal olive oil if you prefer, it just may not taste as flavourful



Ingredients:

  • 1 large can of chickpeas (when I say 'large' - I mean not the half-can types'
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 a garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil or the oil the tomatoes were steeped in
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (optional)
  • sprinkle of ground paprika for serving
Method:
  • In a food processor, blitz the tahini and lemon juice together for about 30secs, scrape down and process again.
  • Add the garlic, olive oil, salt and cumin (if using) and blitz again
  • Add the drained chickpeas and process until thick and smooth
  • With the processor running, add 2 tbsp of lukewarm water to get the desired texture then add the final tbsp if necessary
  • Scrape into a bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle over some ground paprika
  • Serve with pittas, naan or as I like it with cous cous - nom nom nom! Enjoy peeps 

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