I've been meaning to write a post about hummus for a while...Yes, really. I love hummus, in fact, I am a little obsessed with it. I used to buy tubs of it and eat it while sitting on the sofa and drinking cheap white wine. Then I started making my own and now those tubs of gloopy beige stuff seem pretty gross. We eat it all the time and my two big kids can make it by themselves (with a few prompts), while the youngest LOVES blitzing it with the stick blender. Anyway, I have been perfecting the recipe and this is the one we have settled on:
2 cans of chickpeas (or 1 can of chickpeas & 1 can of cannellini beans for a smoother blend)
1 crushed garlic clove
6 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons of tahini (or peanut butter)
1 teaspoons of salt
Drain and rinse the chickpeas and beans, then combine with the other ingredients, and blitz until smooth. You can add a teaspoon of cumin for extra flavour (my kids aren't keen, but it is delicious) and a couple of tablespoons of plain yogurt for a creamier texture.
In Israel, there's a Church of Chickpea. It sounds wonderful. One day, I hope to visit...