Sunday, May 27, 2007
1 can chickpeas (liquid reserved)
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon chicken salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
dash of chilli powder
dash of pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried chives (optional; doesn't do much)
puree the chickpeas with some of the liquid. (I used a hand blender n slightly less than half of the brine.) Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again. Rest in fridge for at least an hour for flavours to mingle.
Serve with pita bread, vegetable sticks or crackers.
Comments: 'Original' hummus recipes have some tahnini (sesame seed paste/ butter) added too .... but my tahnini is somewhat bitter so i didn't want to add it....you can experiment though...came up with the recipe cos i needed to prepare some munchies for friends who are dropping by tomorrow...it's quite tasty n comparable to store-bought versions....lower in energy too.. :)