Today’s Shack Saturdays brings a very interesting and tasty Middle Eastern recipe ‘Hummus’. It is a thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas, tahini (or powdered sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon, and garlic. Simply serve as an appetizer with pita bread or breadsticks. It’s also a great spread for sandwiches. I absolutely love the taste of olive oil in Hummus. Here’s the easy recipe for you.
Preparation Time 10-15 minutes
Grinding Time 3-5 minutes
Main Ingredients Chickpeas, Tahini (or powdered sesame seeds) & Olive Oil
Main Equipment Grinder
Course Condiment/Side dish
Level Of Grinding Medium
- Chickpeas 1 1/2 cup (soaked overnight or for 7-8 hours and boiled to soft)
- Tahini 1/2 cup (or 1/2 cup roasted and powdered white sesame seeds)
- Olive Oil 1/2 cup (add more if required)
- Red Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Black Pepper Powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Cumin Powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Garlic 3 cloves
- Coriander Leaves a few sprigs
- Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon
- Salt to taste
Grind boiled chickpeas, coriander, garlic, lemon juice, salt, all the spices, tahini (or powdered sesame seeds) and olive oil to a smooth paste. (Add more olive oil or chickpeas stock if the mix is slightly thick.)
To serve, put in a serving bowl, make a small well in the middle (as shown in the photo) and put some olive oil in it and sprinkle some red chilli powder. Relish with with pita bread or breadsticks.
Hummus can be stored in a refrigerator easily for 4-5 days. It’s a great spread for Sandwiches too. You can also have it along side any main-course or starter dish.
Happy Weekend! 🙂
[PS: Add a teaspoon of olive oil and mix every time you serve. It tastes absolutely delicious.]