Happy new year every one! I’m so thankful to be here, healthy happy and alive. 2014 will be awesome!
I’m sure tons of people are looking to be healthier and a big part of that is diversifying our meals so we don’t get bored and return to junk food. In my next post I’ll talk about how to incorporate hummus into your healthy eating and snacking but for now a simple recipe
Hummus is a delicious spread/dip made using chickpeas. There are lots of ways to make it many of which include soaking the peas for long hours. This recipe keeps it very simple using just 3 ingredients.
1 can of chickpeas
2 small cloves of garlic
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Open the can of chickpeas and drain the liquid out leaving a bit for blending (adds to flavor as opposed to using water). Pour the chick peas into your blender with the garlic cloves and blend on high in short intervals. Add the olive oil a little at a time between blending and generously salt the mixture. At this point you can add your favorite spices. I put in some “yaji” ( a Hausa pepper blend with garlic and ginger). The consistency of the hummus should be thick and slightly grainy (do not completely purée the mixture).
And that’s it! Serve with Lebanese flat bread (more serving options soon)
Let me know if you try it out.