Saturday, 1 February 2014

Homemade Houmous

 
Ready houmous

Making houmous is a good way to use leftover chickpeas. Use it for work lunch or for a Saturday afternoon snack.  The plate you see below is my lunch on my work place’s kitchen work top.
 
Ingredients:
·         Half a tin of Chick peas
·         30 ml of olive oil
·         2 cloves of garlic
·         Salt & black pepper
·         1 small slice of red chilli pepper

Method:
Rinse the chickpeas and put them in a bowl with the chilli pepper and the peeled and chopped garlic. Using a hand blender, blend for 2 minutes, then add salt and pepper blend again for 2 minutes while adding the olive oil slowly as you blend. Do not add water, it is meant to be a very slightly hard paste.

It is much cheaper to make your own than to actually buy it ready made. Be adventurous and create your own flavoured houmous.
Serving suggestion
Just in case you have never heard of it, houmous very popular in North Africa and in Arabe countries in general. Houmous is the Arabic name of chickpeas and is used as a dip, just like we in the West use mayonnaise, Tara masala, yogurt and chive etc…

On my plate here you can see broccoli, celery, carrots, sweet pepper, but you can also use bread, pitta or naan bread for your platter.
Et voila! It is not magic.

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