Hummus

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There are days when there's not much in the house but fresh veg from the garden. I currently have a tomato explosion in the greenhouse, I'm ever so proud. So when I had to come up with something to make for dinner yesterday I thought about something I could eat with tomatoes and I didn't feel like doing a proper grocery shop.

Doing a proper grocery shop for me consists in getting in my car, cross country borders to drive 12 minutes for the nearest AH as I'm a AH junky, there you have it. So I wanted to shop locally and with locally I also mean all the great shops that people set up who travel miles and miles to supply people like you and I with their country's food.

I love "The Turk", as we call it, in my town. We have a Turkish bakery and a Turkish greengrocer and I both love them equally.

I went for Lebanese flat bread as it goes very well with home made hummus.

Hummus Recipe

Ingredients 

  • 200g canned chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1  crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tsp ground Ras el Hanout
  • a few pinches of salt (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp Tahini 
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mild paprika powder

Preparation

  1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse.
  2. Combine all the above ingredients in a food processor, and blend to a thick creamy purée.
  3. Sprinkle with mild paprika powder.

The Salad

  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 100g spring onions
  • 150g flat parsley
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh ground salt en pepper

But you can add as much of this as you want.