When I talk to people, they seem to be divided into hummus lovers and those that have never even heard of it. So here comes a recipe for the latter! For the ones that may be already familiar with it I’ve found another delicious recipe of a bread spread.
How to make hummus? The following are the ingredients we’ll need:
– 1 can of chickpeas (250g);
– 2-3 spoons of tahini (sesame paste);
– ½ tablespoons of lemon juice (half a lemon will do);
– 2-3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
– 1-2 small garlic cloves, roughly chopped
– a dash of cumin
– 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Fristly, drain the chickpeas into a strainer and rinse under cool running water. Then put everything in a container or a food processor and blend with a hand mixer until the ingredients become a smooth paste. The great thing is that it goes quickly and you can experiment with all different types of leguminous plants. Red lentils or yellow split peas are great too, for example. If you buy dried legumes, you should cook them long enough, so that you still get a smooth paste in the end. If your hummus turned out to be stiffer than you expected, add water or lemon juice/oil. Tahini is sometimes difficult to find in supermarkets, but international ones usually have it available. Also don’t forget to experiment with seasonings! Finally, scrape hummus into a bowl and serve with either pita chips or raw sliced vegetables.
Tomato Spread recipe:
– 200g tomato puree;
– 50g margarine;
– 1-2 garlic cloves;
– fresh parsley;
– salt and pepper;
Blend the ingredients until the mass is thick and smooth, smear it on a slice of bread and enjoy. Both bread spreads can be used as dips with baked potatoes as well.
Text: Christine Butz