Hummus

Hummus is the Arabic for chickpea and is a perfect dip for crudities or chips

Serves 6-8 as a starter

  • 2 x 400g chickpeas ( you can keep a few chickpeas for decoration)
  • 4 tsp tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp crushed sea salt
  • 6 tbsp. quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 31/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
  • Eqpt needed: hand blender

Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into a bowl with the tahini, garlic, salt, lemon juice and about 7 tbsp of the reserved liquid from the cans and blend with a hand blender and slowly pour in the oil whilst it is blending. When the mixture is smooth put in a bowl to serve. Drizzle some more olive oil and decorate with a few chickpeas, and sprinkle with paprika, and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves. Alternatively you can put it in a jar and gift it to someone for sundowners.

 

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