Hummus is one of my favourite sandwich spreads. AND it is SO easy to make (pretty much throw everything in a food processor or blender and let er' have it)- BONUS. Are you sold yet?
Last night I was bored. I was dying to make something and couldn't think of a single thing to make (which is very unusual for me, I ALWAYS have something I want to make).
I decided that I hadn't made bread in a while (a travesty I know). Within 10 minutes I had my dough rising and had already cleaned up my work station and I was right back where I started. Bored with nothing to do and nothing to make!
Ill share the bread recipe tomorrow since it hasn't baked yet (inspired by my cousins visit!), but in the meantime, I decided to make some hummus! Because is there really anything better than hummus to go along with freshly baked bread?
Recipe: Spicy (or not) Hummus
1 can chick peas drained and rinsed (19oz/540ml)
3 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp water
1 clove garlic
2-3 tbsp tahini
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
sprinkle with paprika or drizzle with olive oil
To make the smoothest hummus, you can peel all the chick peas (this is not an essential step but I think it makes a much smoother end product). Just pinch them between your fingers to remove the translucent covering. I definitely don't do this every time, since it takes a while.
In a food processor, puree garlic cloves until minced. Add the chick peas, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, cayenne and roasted red peppers. Puree all the ingredients until a smooth paste forms.
Adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish your hummus with olive oil, and a sprinkle of paprika. Cool in the fridge and serve with freshly made bread or fresh cut vegetables.