Hummus is an ancient and traditional dish from the Arab culture. It is a kind of pâté made with chickpeas and a few simple ingredients. The only exotic ingredient is tahini, a sesame seed paste, but one that you can already find relatively easily in the supermarkets in the eastern food section.
Hummus is proof that some of the tastiest things in life may also be the simplest ones to make.
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- 1 small can (400 g) cooked chickpeas (approximately 260 g chickpeas)
- 2 teaspoons tahini
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + a little extra to drizzle in the end
- Spices (cumin, cayenne, paprika), optional
- Fresh herbs (microvegetables, sprouts, parsley, coriander), optional
- Sesame seeds, optional
- Strain the chickpeas, being careful to reserve the liquid. Wash the chickpeas under running water and place them in the food processor.
- Add the tahini, clove of garlic, salt, lemon juice and 4 tablespoons of the liquid reserved from the chickpeas can. Turn on the processor and pour in the olive oil while mixing all the ingredients.
- When the paste is homogeneous and all ingredients well mixed, pour into a serving bowl. Season with a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with sesame seeds, spices and fresh herbs, if using.
Tahini is a paste made of sesame seeds. It can be found in supermarkets, in the oriental or asian ingredients section.
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