Recipe: Hummus

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Ingredients:-

  • 200g/7oz canned chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or more
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt
  • 100ml/3½fl oz tahini (sesame seed paste) optional
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 rounds of pitta bread

Method:-

  • Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Reserve a few whole chick peas for serving.
  • Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, tahini, and water in a food processor, and blend to a creamy purée.
  • Add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt to taste. Turn out into a dinner plate, and make smooth with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and scatter with the reserved chickpeas.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and serve with pita bread, warmed in a moderate oven for three minutes, and cut into quarters.

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