This recipe gave me the real authentic taste of arabic Hummus.Serve this along with Khubbus or any flat bread for a very healthy protein rich breakfast.
Hummus is a healthy Middle eastern dip or spread made from cooked Chick peas(Garbanzo beans),Tahini,Garlic&Lime.
Though its very common in Middle east,I am trying to share the recipe with the people around other parts of the Globe.
As an appetizer and dip, hummus is scooped with flat bread (such as pita ).
1. Garbanzo Beans or Chickpeas - 100g soaked all night
(Easily available as canned,but please avoid using canned Garbanzo beans)
2. Tahini paste - 4tbsp
(Tahini is white sesame seeds available as canned paste.Instead,you can soak white sesame seeds over night and grind it to a paste along with olive oil)
3.Garlic paste- 2 tbsp
4.Lime juice - 2tsp
5.Salt - to taste
6.Olive oil - 4 tbsp
7.(Cherry tomatoes , Olives for garnishing )
Method Of Preparation
Boil the chick peas adding salt and water until they are very soft. Drain and reserve the stock for later use.
Transfer the chickpeas to a blender along with tahini paste,garlic,1/2 tsp salt and 1tsp lime juice.Blend until a smooth paste ,adding olive oil gradually.Add reserved stock if needed to make a fine paste.
Adjust the lime juice/garlic to suit your taste.Transfer this to a serving dish.
Pour 2 tsp of olive oil on top.Drizzle some paprika in to the oil.
Garnish with Cherry tomatoes and Olives .
Serve Hummus with Pita bread or Khubbus(Lebanese Pita bread) ,or any bread of your choice.Or you can use it as a dip for veggies or chips.