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